The Chagrin Falls Utility Department has lifted the water boil advisory
CHAGRIN FALLS WATER MAIN BREAK:
The Village Utilities Department experienced a major water main break Friday night, March 1st 2019. While we don’t believe there is any contamination to the system, due to the loss of pressure, we issued a boil advisory for the residents of the Village from East Washington Street north to the Village line including Chagrin Falls Township. Main Street in town and residents in Russell and South Russell are excluded from this advisory. After communicating with Ohio E.P.A. they have required us to collect additional samples. This will extend the boil advisory through Sunday March 3rd 2019. It is recommended any water used for human consumption should be boiled vigorously for 1 minute. If you have any questions please contact the Utilities Department at 216-247-5051. Thank you.
Workshop – Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Township Hall, 83 North Main Street, Chagrin Falls OH 44022
Learn about: Site Selection, sizing, digging, planting & maintenance
POTABLE WATER METER SUPPLY BID RESULTS
- NECO / NEPTUNE $ 862,359.62
- CORE & MAIN $1,045.469.02
- ALLIED UTILITY SOLUTIONS $1,103,914.69
- UNITED SYSTEMS $1,183193.97
The Chagrin Falls Utility Department is currently conducting smoke tests of our sanitary sewer lines to identify areas with prohibited direct connection to the sanitary sewer lines or that are being infiltrated with storm water. Our team is able to locate infiltration or connection points by putting smoke into our sewer lines and observing where the smoke is visible coming from the ground. Once located, we will develop a plan for repairing damaged sections or disconnecting the prohibited connections.
This project is vital to both taxpayers and water customers as we begin to prepare plans for renewal of our EPA discharge permit. By reducing or eliminating infiltration of rainwater into our sanitary sewers, we can minimize or eliminate the need for additional and expensive holding tanks. The EPA statutes require that we do not have any untreated releases into the Chagrin River, something that happens infrequently and only at times of very heavy rain fall. The storm water infiltration into the system creates temporary volume surges that exceed the plants ability to treat.