Water will be shut down to customers in the northwest corner of downtown Zanesville on Wednesday, November 4th.
The Zanesville Water Department will be shutting down water Wednesday evening in a portion of the downtown area. We were told that surrounding areas may experience low water pressure or discolored water during this process. Monday we spoke to the Water Superintendent for the Department of Public Service; Paul Mills and he told us why this operation is happening.
"Wednesday night, starting at 4:30 pm we’re going to shut down a portion of downtown. They’re building onto Secrest Auditorium and they need us to discontinue the water that is behind there. In order to do that we have to replace a couple of valves then we’re going to cut and crop out old main, " said Mills.
Mills also told us the Northwest corner by City Hall on third and fourth st. and by Secrest Auditorium are the areas that will be shut down during this time. One thing that Mills expressed to us was that this operation isn’t expected to affect a lot of Zanesville residents.
"It’s not going to be a lot. It’s just going to be some of the businesses downtown and we’ve been notifying them and letting them know what’s going on," Said Mills.
The water is expected to be restored and up and running again Wednesday at 10 p.m. If you have any questions contact the City of Zanesville Water Department (740) 455-0631.