Articles About Village water

  • Wastewater plant honored for safety

    The staff of the Village wastewater treatment plant was honored recently by the Ohio Water Environment Association for nine years without a safety violation or time lost to an accident. Pictured receiving the OWEA George W. Burke Award at Monday’s Council meeting are, from left, Superintendent of Water and Wastewater Joe Bates; Operator I Richard Stockton and Operator II Brad Ault. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    There’s a lot that people don’t know about the local wastewater treatment plant. For instance, most don’t know that working there can be dangerous.

  • Is hard water healthier?

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    Allen Hunt has known since the 1970s that it is probably better to have calcium than sodium in his drinking water. After all, calcium is a vital nutrient many of us don’t get enough of, while Americans are said to already consume too much salt.

  • Get ready for brown(er) water

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    Many villagers are, unfortunately, already familiar with brown water occasionally coming out of their taps. But next week they should expect to see water that’s darker than ever.
    “This has the potential to be the worst we’ve seen in a long time,” Village Water and Wastewater Plant Superintendent Joe Bates said in an interview last week.

  • Water plant decision moves ahead

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    A decision on how to deal with the ailing Village water plant needs to take place soon, Village Council members were told at their June 16 meeting. “Joe believes the project can’t wait,” Council President Karen Wintrow said to Council, referring to Village Water and Wastewater Plant Superintendent Joe Bates. In recent weeks, one of […]

  • Village tackles water system

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    One of the filters at the Village drinking water plant failed last month. The malfunction is being repaired at a minor cost to the Village. And while the Village asks that residents continue to conserve water where possible (minimizing lawn watering), the facility’s two other filters are keeping up with demand.

  • Springfield no longer water option

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    In an unexpected move, Village Council members at their April 21 meeting took sourcing water from Springfield off the table, so that rehabbing the Village water plant or building a new Village plant remain Council’s only choices for how best to source local water.

  • Water sidebar — Reduce water use

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    The Village’s request that local residents voluntarily cut back on water usage will remain in effect for several weeks and perhaps longer, according to Interim Manager Kent Bristol at the April 21 Council meeting.

  • Villagers asked to conserve water

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    The Ohio EPA is asking villagers to voluntarily reduce their water usage.

  • Water rate hike approved

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    At the March 17 Village Council meeting, Council approved in a 4–0 vote a 15 percent hike in local water rates, the largest single year increase in years.

  • Water rate hike approved by Council

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    At their March 3 meeting, Village Council members unanimously approved a 15 percent rate hike for Village water fees, to be effective April 1. Villagers will feel the hike as an additional $4.20 monthly charge, or $50.40 per year, for an average use of 6,000 gallons.

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