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Mechanicsburg works to solve water problem


A faulty pump and motor appear to have caused a village well in Mechanicsburg to shut down Sunday evening, but village officials said it should be up and running again by Tuesday.

Until then, residents in the village were being asked to conserve water.

The village’s three wells quit working around 4 p.m. Sunday, and two were back in operation by 10 p.m., said April Huggins-Davis, village administrator. The third is expected to be repaired by Tuesday morning, Davis said.

Although residents are urged to conserve water, the village water tower did not lose water pressure and the village did not have to issue a boil advisory, Davis said.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has also been notified of the issue, but Davis said the village still has the ability to pump about 256,000 gallons a day with the remaining two wells for now. This time of year, residents typically use less water than in the spring and summer.

“We’re not real concerned with it,” Davis said. “If there’s a good time of year for this, it’s now.”

The village is working with Moody’s of Dayton Inc., a groundwater supply contractor, to get the final well operating again.

The most significant concern, Davis said, was if there was a large fire, the water in the tower could be used quickly.

“If we had a big fire or something like that, it would drain the tower pretty quickly,” Davis said.

The Mechanicsburg Exempted Village School District was also on a two-hour delay Monday morning because the fire suppression systems rely on the village water supply. But the district felt there was enough water available that school could continue, Davis said. and the water is safe to drink.

The village’s water tower holds about 400,000 gallons, and is about 70 percent full, Davis said.


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