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Water Well Solutions (Suez) has completed pulling the well and is actively continuing inspections and repairs. The inspection from Suez found that the motor submersible cable was the cause of the electrical failure.
The Byron Jackson submersible motor has been inspected and no damage has been found on the unit. Routine maintenance is currently being conducted on the motor while it is currently pulled, and maintenance should be completed by the end of this week.
Column pipe from the well was pulled and inspected. Minor maintenance on the pipe is ongoing, which will involve cleaning and rethreading of the existing pipe.
The well shaft was televised on Friday, August 9th and no substantial issues were found. The Village is currently awaiting a final report on the televising.
Once all parts have arrived and repairs have been completed, crews will begin to reinsert the well pump, motor, and pipe. Reinsertion of the well equipment may take approximately one week, after which time the Village is required by the IEPA to submit two consecutive negative BacT samples before the well can resume service. The timeline for the BacT clearance may range from 2 days up to one week.
Due to the dry weather and summer demand, the Village is required to supplement our other primary well with our backup shallow well (Well #1). The Village would like to remind residents that the use of Well #1 is dependent upon water demand.
The Village encourages residents to talk with their neighbors and to implement water conservation measures to minimize the use of Well #1.
At present the Village is supplementing to distribution approximately 25-30% of the water with Well #1. Usage was able to decrease earlier this week after the rain.
Residents in some locations of town may observe periods of discoloration in their water. This is due to high amounts of oxidized iron in the water. Iron is classified as secondary rather than primary MCL from the IEPA, meaning that while the water does meet all drinking water standards and is safe to drink, the elevated amounts of iron can present taste, appearance, texture, or odor issues in the water.
Information regarding the IEPA’s secondary MCL classifications can be found below.