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Water Usage


Date posted - June 6, 2014


The recent on-air report about water usage in Sheldon indicating that we’re over the million gallon mark for usage.. Any chance that the steady stream of water coming from a fire hydrant on 9th street for over a week now has anything to do with that figure? Just saying… Jen

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2 Responses to “Water Usage”

  1. Kendall says:

    I heard from a very reliable source that the water valve open on on 9th street is due to the water tower being empty. This is the surge protection for the pumps that are maintaining pressure in place of the water tower. A necessary evil in the event that the water tower work needed to be completed.

  2. Jen says:

    Kendall thanks for the response, good to know its not just in disrepair! But that information doesn’t exactly answer my question. Is that water being counted as part of the million gallons? About a month ago the city called to let us know our water usage was up and it was due to a running toilet giving us problems… I can’t imagine what kind of volume is running from that open hydrant day after day!

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