Coal Valley discusses recommendations for water system


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Posted Online: Jan. 16, 2013, 10:04 pm
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By Sarah Hayden, shayden@qconline.com
COAL VALLEY -- Board members on Wednesday discussed the need for repairs to most of the wells and water towers in the village.

Last week, Dixon Engineering Inc., submitted to village administrator Alan Wilson a report on the villages wells and towers it inspected in November. It had been 20 years since the last inspections, Mr. Wilson said.

The firm recommends extensive repairs to three of the four wells and towers, at an estimated cost of $591,000. On Wednesday,Mr. Wilson suggested repairing only Well No. 3 at this time -- the one most in need of repair -- for $235,000.

"These are the kind of repairs that need to be done," Mr. Wilson said. "Our water system it critical to the village."

Mr. Wilson said all of the wells have been passing Environmental Protection Agency testing and their state is not affecting water quality.

The proposed repairs include blast cleaning of the tank pit and tower interior, installing a mud valve to reduce sediment and applying an exterior overcoat.

Mayor pro tem Rick Lasek said the board would have to move some things around in the budget to finance the project.

Building superintendent Ryan Hamerlinck said Wells Nos. 1-3 are interchangeable. If one was taken offline for repairs, no part of the village would be without water, he said, although there may be some water pressure issues.

No action was taken on the proposed repairs.

In other news, Mr. Wilson advised again notifying residents of the importance of ensuring house numbers are visible from the street. There were two incidences in December when ambulances could not find correct addresses, he said.

He advised printing a notice about the ordinance in an upcoming village newsletter, with aletter campaign as the next step.


















 



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