Friday, November 12, 2021

Westwood Update

Last week two small tanks were connected and put into use for temporary service while the large tank is being repaired. Unfortunately, the limited capacity of the tanks combined with the low yield of the well proved insufficient to maintain consistent water service to the community. 

We have been continuing to work toward restoration of the second well to supplement our pumping capacity and received lab results this week that indicated the water in the second well is still suitable for use. This week we reconnected the second well and installed chlorination treatment for it. The well was put into service yesterday and we believe it will give sufficient supply to keep the temporary tanks full with interruption to water service.

Due to the intermittent use of the large reservoir over the last week and the introduction of the second well to the water system, our operators do not recommend removing the boil water notice at this time. Our water samples have consistently indicated that no e coli or coliform are present in your drinking water, however. We will continue to take samples and are hopeful that the boil water guidance can be rescinded soon.

Thank you-Hiland Water