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.
The Mechanicsburg Water Department is happy to announce online bill pay for our customers. Customers now have access to manage their accounts 24/7 anywhere any time on any device.
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 state of Ohio will allocate $50 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund from the CARES Act to 47 Community Action Agencies to help Ohioans that have experienced economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Community Action Agency will receive a portion of the funding based on their Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) CARES Act allocation.
Ohioans who are behind on rent, mortgage, and water and/or sewer utility bills may be able to receive assistance. Assistance can be applied to outstanding rent, mortgage, water, and/or sewer bills back to April 1, 2020. Ohioans can receive monthly assistance until the program ends on December 30, 2020.
For utility bills that include more than the water or sewer services, assistance can be provided to maintain service or prevent shut off only. The Community Action Agencies will make direct payments on behalf of the applicant to the landlord, bank, or water and/or sewer company. A household can receive assistance in more than one category."
To contact your local Community Action, Bridges Community Action, please call 937-772-9164.
The Village of Mechanicsburg is seeking a Water Operator with a Class I Water license and a Wastewater Operator with a Class II Wastewater license. The successful candidate(s) will be in charge of the plants and work with the existing staff to operate and maintain the facilities. Position can be full time for an Operator with both W/WW license – 40 hours per week. This would be a salaried position. If Operators were hired separately this could be part time hourly position. Emergency work, weekend work and evening work will be required. Rate of pay is competitive but dependent on experience and certifications. Mechanicsburg is an EOE.
Along with existing staff, Operator will perform the day to day operation and maintenance of the plant and ensure compliance with all effluent limits. Duties will include, but are not limited to the following:
• Performing and assisting daily, monthly and quarterly sampling, testing and some lab analysis, as required by permit.
• Performing and assisting with the daily plant operation of all water/wastewater treatment plant facilities.
• Working as needed with the collection system.
• Perform troubleshooting, maintenance and/or repair of system components.
• Works with other Village personnel in completing assigned work and projects.
• High school diploma or GED;
• 3-5 years’ experience
• Ability to read and perform mathematical calculations;
• Ability to follow verbal and written instruction;
• possess and maintain a valid Ohio driver’s license;
• possess an OEPA Class I Water license and OEPA Class II Wastewater license;
• be physically capable of performing duties as assigned and able to endure weather extremes, unsanitary conditions and strenuous situations;
• possess strong communications skills in dealing with the public, customers, coworkers and supervisors;
• Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
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 Village is still under a Mandatory Water Conservation Order. We are still operating with a smaller storage tank. We are looking at Friday, July 13th as the first date that the Tower will resume full service to the Village.
Please do not water your lawn, fill your pool, or any unnecessary water usage until we lift the order. Please be careful with fires over the 4th of July weekend. Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience.
- Village Utility Department and Mechanicsburg Fire and EMS
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.
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