Village of Apple Creek
Water Tower Rehabilitation Project Update
(Apple Creek, Ohio)— The Village of Apple Creek will begin the process to re-coat and repair the interior of one of their water towers located off Cemetery St. The entire project which includes testing the system controls, water pressure monitoring, bacteria testing and a drain down test will begin on July 14, 2021. Re-coating the interior of the water tank will begin on August 9th.
Due to the current design of the water tower controls, both Cemetery Rd and Dover Rd Towers will have to be drained down to a safe water level to isolate the Cemetery Rd water tower. Once isolated, water treatment plant staff will continue to drain the Cemetery Rd water tower before interior coating can begin.
The process of draining down the water towers will require many days of monitoring and data gathering to ensure water pressure within the village is maintained at a safe level. Water treatment plant staff will continuously perform bacteria testing to ensure safety in the available water supply.
At the start of the project, residents should expect that water pressure may drop and water discoloration may appear from time to time.
During the course of the project, only one water tank will be available. The village typically maintains 400,000 gallons of water between both tanks. During the project only one water tank will be available with the capacity of 200,000 gallons. The village typically use 90,000 to 120,000 gallons per day. Therefore, water conservation is crucial.
Apple Creek Village officials ask that residents should limit activities that use massive amounts of water such as washing cars, filling kiddie pools or using sprinkler systems. A list of ways to limit water use is available in the American Red Cross website - https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/drought.html
For more information and to see up-to-date status on the water tower project, visit the Village of Apple Creek website – https://www.apple-creek.org, or the Wayne County Joint Information Center – https://www.wcjic.org. A water tower project hotline will also be available for local residents. The phone number will be announced on the next news release.