Hemingford Completes Water Tower Updates

Hemingford Completes Water Tower Updates

 

By BARB STRAUB

Village Administrator/Clerk

 

The water tower painting and updates have been completed!

The Village of Hemingford is adding chlorine to disinfect the water system You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions.

Chlorination is necessary as a result of the updates and repainting of the inside of our water tower.

This is a Precautionary Measure Only.

Chlorination of the system is not an emergency. If a Drinking Water Advisory was required, you would have been notified immediately. Consumers with health concerns related to chlorine in drinking water may choose to use bottled water or a safe alternative source during this period.

We will be adding chlorine to system on August 7, 2019 for approximately 7 days. Addition of chlorine to disinfect water may react with iron and/or manganese that may be deposited in water mains, breaking it loose and causing some temporary discoloration of water. This could cause a black or reddish-brown color, but it does not present a health threat.

Consumers may want to let water run for a few minutes to flush plumbing of discolored water before using it for cooking or laundry. Fish tanks and bait shops should not use chlorinated water in tanks for this period of time.

We anticipate this process to continue for 5 to 7 days.

For more information, please contact the Village of Hemingford Office at 308-487-3465 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General guidelines regarding water quality safety are available from EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800)426-4791.