Dear Residents Affected by the Waterline Project,
(Only the property owners that are part on the waterline construction project will be receiving this letter.)
Thank you for your cooperation in our ongoing water improvement project. In the coming weeks contractors will be testing and connecting new water service lines to your home’s existing water service lines and installing a meter pit in the easement. After this connection is made the contractors will flush out the line using your home’s exterior hose bib if it is accessible. There are instructions included with this letter with additional instructions to flush your home’s interior water lines, as well. During this change the Village’s Water Department will need access into your home to remove the existing meter. This work will be done during the department’s normal business hours. If you are unable to be present during these hours please call the Municipal office and speak to the Utility clerk to make other arrangements. Municipal Office 937-834-3187 Ext 1.
There is a possibility that your old service deficiencies allowed for escape of pressure and that the improvements will result in your internal plumbing being a closed system. If your hot water tank does not have proper pressure relief valves or an expansion tank it could result in increased pressure in your internal plumbing resulting in damage to your water heater or other plumbing in your house.
The Village would recommend that you review your internal plumbing and if needed install at a minimum an expansion tank or internal pressure reducing valve. This is also an excellent time to ensure your interior main water shutoff valve is functioning properly. It is recommended that you consult with your local plumber or the Champaign County Health Department for code requirements as needed.
Thank you for your cooperation,
Village of Mechanicsburg - Water Department
Flush your household plumbing after construction or plumbing work
Construction and plumbing activities can release particles from service lines and plumbing fixtures. Flushing the plumbing brings fresh, cold water from the new main in the street into the pipes in your property. Flushing your pipes for 10 minutes will cost 25 cents on the water portion of your Municipal Services Bill.
Active construction includes: • Plumbing work • Replacement of the service line • Water main replacement • Department of Public Works street and sewer reconstruction
When the entire project is complete, flush your household plumbing again.
1. Remove aerators, or the screens, from the end of every faucet and rinse any particles from them.
2. Start in the basement or lowest level and work your way to the top floor. Fully open each cold water tap and allow the water to run.
3. Your water should be clear after 10 minutes. Start at the top floor and turn off the water at each faucet, finishing in the basement.
4. Re-attach aerators to the faucets. If the water is discolored, continue flushing until clear. If it is still discolored after 30 minutes, please call 937-834-3187 Ext 1.
News & Announcements
Keep up with news and announcements all year-round from the Village of Mechanicsburg, Ohio