Archive for Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Water tower to begin filling

June 18, 2003

Bill Winegar said Baldwin residents should be seeing an increase in water pressure as early as Thursday.

Winegar, assistant utility director, said the city will begin filling the new water tower on the west side of Baldwin today.

He said the tower will be in service as soon as it starts filling, but it would take 24 to 36 hours to completely fill the tower. Once the tower is filled, he said, most residents will see an increase in their water pressure of 23 pounds per square inch.

"Everybody should see a little benefit, some more than others," he said.

The increase in water pressure could cause a few problems with line leaks, he said, especially in the older section of Baldwin.

"Where we expect to see most of the problems is on the older lines," Winegar said. "We're looking at problems south of High Street.

"We think everything's going to be OK," he said. "But people should keep an eye on the plumbing inside the house."

Anyone who experiences problems can call the Public Works Office at 594-6907.

Once the new tower is operational, Winegar said, the water tower north of town will be demolished so crews can begin building the second tower, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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