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Well #3, one of the primary deep wells serving the Village residents, is currently offline due to a power failure that occurred on the morning of August 1, 2019. The Village’s well contractor performed an investigation and determined that the motor at the bottom of the well needs to be removed and inspected. The well contractor is scheduled to arrive on August 2, 2019 to begin the work needed to determine the cause of the failure. Updates on schedule will be made available as soon as they are available to us. For now, we know that the well will be down for at least two weeks; however, that is a preliminary amount of time as diagnostics still need to take place on the cable and motor.
The Village will need to utilize Well #1 in order to keep up with demand. Well #1 is a shallow well and contains increased hardness and iron, which will have impacts to the taste and appearance of the drinking water. Water quality is important to the Village and it will continue to meet all state and federal drinking water standards before being released into the distribution system.
Effective immediately the Village is requiring that all residents conserve water and refrain from sprinkling and irrigation of lawns and gardens and other non-essential water uses until the completion of the maintenance on Well #3. Watering of new sod and plantings will be allowed. The Village encourages residents to please be conscientious and communicate with their neighbors to bring awareness of these conservation efforts in order to improve the overall water quality within the community.
We recognize that this is an on-going concern. The Village has already begun the construction of Well #5, a new deep well. Well #5 will act as the third primary well for the Village and eliminate the need to utilize Well #1 in the future. We regret any inconvenience this failure causes to our residents and businesses.
Please check the Village website at wsprings.com for updates regarding the well maintenance project. For any additional questions please contact Erin Duffy, Water Plant Superintendent, at 708-246-1800 x 214 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.