City of St. Clairsville

Thurs. P. M. water line repair requires water conservation effort and 48-hour boil order

Posted on August 23rd, 2021 by

August 23,2021

To:  Citizens of the City of St. Clairsville

Re: Installation of temporary water line

On Thursday, August 26, 2021, the City of St. Clairsville will shut down the water plant to allow for the temporary water line that runs along the surface on Reservoir Road to be tapped into our existing water system.  We are anticipating that this will begin at 7:00 P. M. on Thursday, and the water plant will be off until 7:00 A. M. on Friday or potentially longer.

On Thursday evening, we are asking that our citizens conserve water by not washing their cars, watering their lawns, and refrain from doing laundry, etc.  The water will be safe for drinking and sanitary uses.

When the installation is completed, residents may experience temporary pressure issues and/or discoloration of the water.  A city-wide boil order will be issued for a minimum 48-hours after installation is completed.  A Code Red call out will be issued at any point in the night to notify the citizens of the completion of the work and when the boil order will begin.

This installation is necessary to allow us to repair the existing water line break in one of our two (2) main water lines.  Currently, we have three (3) water tanks with the capacity of 1.2 million gallons of water storage.  The City typically use between 400,000 to 500,000 gallons of water per day, so we should have the 2 days’ worth of water in our existing system.  If necessary, we will have potable water available at distribution points throughout the City.

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or need any additional information.

Thank you for your patience and understanding with this situation.  The City will continue to make necessary improvements to our water distribution system.

How to Boil Water (information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention):  Drink_Safe_Water_Poster

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