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Well #4 is undergoing routine maintenance, beginning the week of January 13, 2020. While initially planned after Well #5 was brought online in late spring, the Board has determined that the prudent course of action is to bring Well #4 offline for maintenance earlier in the year. There are several factors driving this decision: indications of reduced efficiency of Well #4’s pump; increased wear and tear on the water plant’s other equipment due to the decreased performance at Well #4; and the fact that water consumption is lowest in January/February. Absent a major water main break or a significant structure fire, residents should not notice a difference in water quality as a result of this proactive maintenance. To minimize the amount of time Well #4 is offline, the Board has approved the pre-purchase of key required equipment. Having these items on hand will save approximately 3-4 weeks of down time. It is anticipated that Well #4 will be offline for approximately 4 weeks. While there is a project schedule in place, much of the work is weather-dependent and the schedule could change.
The Municipal Services Department will provide regular progress updates when project milestones have been reached. Week one, is expected to include the following: Suez will arrive onsite and mobilize their equipment. They will then pull the 780 feet of column pipe, bring the pipe assembly to the surface, contain the pump and assembly during separation, and transport the column pipe, pump assembly and motor to the Suez yard for inspection and repairs.
Register to receive Municipal Services news flashes and/or check the Village website and Facebook page during the maintenance cycle for frequent progress updates.
Please direct any questions/concerns to the Water Department at: 708-246-1800 ext. 214