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Articles About Village water :: Page 2
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.
The Ohio EPA is asking villagers to voluntarily reduce their water usage.
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.
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.
Renovating the existing Village water plant is doable and less expensive than the other two options being considered for sourcing local water, according to a presentation at Village Council’s Feb. 3 meeting.
Regarding how best to source local water, Village Council may have the option of rehabbing the village’s current water plant.
The Village needs to plan on adding an additional $1.6 million onto the final cost of either purchasing drinking water from Springfield or building a new water plant, consulting engineer John Eastman told Council at its May 20 meeting.
Village Council members indicated at their meeting on Monday, May 6, that they will consider just two options: getting water from Springfield or building a brand new water plant.
The village water distribution system, which is a complex web of underground water lines of various size, age and make, is in need of an upgrade. The urgency of the repairs depends on who is talking about them.
As the village debates the question of whether to source the fresh water supply locally or from Springfield, it has become apparent that the town’s water lines are also in need of an upgrade.