On Monday Nov. 2 Wach Water, a contractor for the City of Boyne City, will begin valve exercising and maintenance work on valves connected to water mains north of the Boyne River.
This is being done to help insure that valves work when they are needed to isolate or adjust parts of the city’s drinking water distribution system and keep the system as reliable and flexible as possible.
This year’s project is expected to take approximately seven to 10 weekdays and should be completed by Friday Nov. 13.
Normal project hours will be from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weekdays.
A follow-up program for the area south of the Boyne River is being planned to be done in 2016.
During this time water valves will be identified, exercised—opened and closed—maintained if necessary and the information recorded for future reference.
Customers affected by the valves and water mains being worked on may experience short periods of time, 15 to 30 minutes, of reduced or no water pressure and may also briefly see some sediment in their water, which is normal and safe, although this is unlikely for most customers.
Most of the valves being worked on are in the roads or just off the sides.
Please be alert for workers in these areas.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns please call the Boyne City Hall weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 582-6597 or 9-1-1 at other times.