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Mar
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2024

Articles About Village Water and Wastewater

  • Village Council | ‘Forever chemicals’ in municipal water

    Out of 30 samples the Village water department took this April, only one registered above the detection limit at 9.2 parts per trillion — a level significantly below the current health advisory limit, but above the proposed maximum level of contamination.

  • Yellow Springs water towers to be rehabbed, painted

    On Wednesday, July 5, crews kicked off the two-year long process of rehabbing and painting the two Village water towers at Gaunt Park.

  • Yellow Springs wins ‘best’ water

    At the Monday, May 15, Village Council meeting, Public Works Director Johnnie Burns opened the meeting with a celebration — Yellow Springs had won the Ohio Rural Water Association’s 2023 water tasting competition.

  • East Palestine train derailment | Village water safe, experts say

    Brown water continues to show up in areas around the village.

    In the five weeks since a freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, concerns about water and air safety have come home to Yellow Springs.

  • Keep on truckin’

    Amid the sunny skies and clement weather of late summer, area youngsters and their families were treated with the opportunity to get up close and personal with fleets of emergency and service vehicles at the Touch-a-Truck event on Friday, Aug. 26.

  • Mechanical failure causes sludge spill

    On Saturday, May 28, around 6 p.m., a mechanical failure at the Village’s municipal water and wastewater treatment plant led to nearly 750 gallons of sludge spilling out of the facility.

  • Yellow Springs buys sludge press

    The Village of Yellow Springs is now the proud owner of a nine-ton, seven-foot-tall sludge press. Its purpose? Simply put, to squeeze out any remaining water from the biosolids that run through our municipal water and wastewater treatment plant.

  • Plan to protect local drinking water updated

    An update the Village of Yellow Springs Wellhead Protection Plan, first passed in 2001, features new strategies to protect the aquifer that is the source of local drinking water.

  • New setting for water softeners

    Brown water continues to show up in areas around the village.

    With the Village of Yellow Springs’ new $7.2 million water plant now online, residents should adjust their water softeners to a new setting — 15 grains per gallon.

  • Council nears water softening vote

    A group of Village officials and staff members visited this water treatment plant, in Jackson County, Ohio, recently to observe the plant’s pellet softening process. Council will likely vote at its April 6 meeting on whether to add pellet softening to the new water plant. Shown above are tanks used in the process. (Submitted photo by John Yung)

    Village Council is close to approving a water softening component to its proposed new water plant, slated for construction in 2016.

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