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Water Conservation Notice

Water Conservation No Longer Mandatory

The pump at Well 99 has been repaired.  Only the motor half was damaged (burned out), and that piece was in-stock.  The hydraulic pump half was sound and reused.  The new electrical drive installed last year withstood the electrical motor failure unscathed.  All good news.

Both tanks are refilling and should be refilled to normal range by the time you read this delayed message.

Your response to our conservation notice was gratifying and effective.  Overall water usage was more than halved and made a big difference in our reserves.  Had we been unlucky on which half of the pump had failed, the lead time on replacing the hydraulic portion would have severely taxed those reserves; your response would have more than doubled the time we could have withstood.  KUDOS !!

Hats-off to Somerset Well Drilling and our own crew who responded swiftly and professionally.  Thanks!  We dodged another bullet.

Just so you realize or recall, the planned return of Well 18B to active status in the next year or so represents long-term corrective action to this single-failure vulnerability.  This will be done concurrent with the new treatment plant.

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