Low Water Pressure In Timber Tun Road Area

POSTED BY: News Department
Monday, December 8, 2003 - 10:06 PM
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Complaints of low water pressure from homeowners in the Timber Run Road area had commissioners busy Monday.

They were reviewing the results of tests ran by the water departments and discussing possible solutions. The testing concluded that pressure is dropping below the levels mandated by the EPA.

Water Department Manager, Chester Smith, says there's a few ways to fix the problem. With the addition of the new West Muskingum School in that area, the county may be able to kill two birds with one stone.

Commissioner Don Madden says there's an opportunity to put a pump in the line that would allow for fire protection at the school and alleviate the low water pressure issue for residents in the Timber Run Road area. The school would then pay the county a tap fee to help offset the cost of the project.

Madden says it will be spring, at the earliest, before the work could actually begin.

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