On Tuesday, December 7, Mechanicsburg was notified that we were awarded $955,520 of the Ohio Builds Water Infrastructure Grant. This grant will help the Village with the replacement of aging water lines. The Village is seeking more financial assistance through OPWC program to implement Phase ll of water line replacement program. Phase l Water Line replacement was completed in 2018. Phase ll of the water line replacement program would replace water mains, service connections, fire hydrants and water meters on Walnut, North Main, West Race, and Sandusky Streets. This will serve approximately 140 residences directly and the remainder of the Village providing better water flow through the system. We are grateful to have received the grant and thank the State for their investment in our community.
The Village will be flushing fire hydrants week of October 11-15. Flushing is done to remove sediment from the pipes in order to maintain water clarity and quality in the distribution pipes. Your water is safe to drink. Occasionally, water becomes discolored after hydrant flushing. If this happens, run your cold water tap for a few minutes until the water clears. If it doesn't clear the first time, wait a few minutes and run the water again. You should avoid washing clothes until the water clears.
NOTICE BOIL ADVISORY FOR:
East Sandusky from Pleasant to Locust, and Willow Street.
If your door has been tagged.
January 14, 2021
There was a water main break on East Sandusky St. This required us to shut the water lines down until the repair could be made from intersection of Pleasant Street and E Sandusky. When this occurs the EPA requires the Village to issue a BOIL ADVISORY for your area and for your safety.
We are testing the water and when it is safe we will lift the advisory. We expect the advisory to be lifted for these customers by Saturday afternoon. Until the advisory is lifted please boil the water for 5 minutes and let it cool before drinking or brushing your teeth or use bottled water for these type activities as a precautionary measure. Water may be used to wash dishes, shower etc. Run water until it clears to do laundry.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
The Village will be flushing fire hydrants Thursday and Friday November 19-20. Flushing is done to remove sediment from the pipes in order to maintain water clarity and quality in the distribution pipes. Your water is safe to drink. Occasionally, water becomes discolored after hydrant flushing. If this happens, run your cold water tap for a few minutes until the water clears. If it doesn't clear the first time, wait a few minutes and run the water again. You should avoid washing clothes until the water clears.
The water tower project is complete. The tower is back on-line after testing results came back this morning. Mandatory Water Conservation is lifted. Enjoy your summer!
The painting is almost complete on the tower. Both the inside and outside are freshly painted. The paint must cure for 7-10 days, go through an inspection, and then we can begin to fill the tower. When the tower is filled, we will send samples to the lab. Once those samples come back safe, we will be able to lift the Mandatory Water Conservation Order. While it took a little longer than expected we were able to do both the inside and outside all at once saving money and another down time for the tower next year!
We want to thank you for your patience and cooperation in the maintenance of our asset.
The 2019 Village of Mechanicsburg Annual Drinking Water Report (CCR) is now available. You may view the 2019 report HERE. Past CCR reports are available on the Street & Utility Department page.
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