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- Created on 01 October 2014
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Notice to All Water Customers and Plumbing Contractors:
The City of Girard has started a new water project funded by a KDHE loan that will provide new water storage towers for the city and provide for the removal of the old ones. New electronically read water meters will allow for more accurately read meters as well as real-time information on water leaks and water usage in the future.
One concern that the city wants everyone to be aware of is when the new towers come on-line we expect the water pressure to be better than before and in that regard, some older lines, both public and private, may develop leaks. Everyone, as in the past, should check occasionally for leaky pipes and faucets and continue to monitor after the new towers are built and in operation. The expected time frame for the new towers is approximately June or July of 2015.
Checklist for dwellings with water:
- 1. Make sure the City Office has an updated telephone number on file in event there is a problem with your waterIf your phone number has changed or if you would like to add your cell phone number to your account, please write your number on your billing stub and enclose with your monthly payment.
- 2. Check for water leaks inside and outside of your residence beginning at the waterOlder pipes may develop leaks due to the increase in water pressure from the new towers.
- 3. Make sure your master water service shut-off valve isIf you do not have a master shut-off valve, make sure you have one installed. The shut-off valve should be located after the meter, but preferably in the home/business for convenience of use. The shut-off valve will allow the customer or contractor to immediately shut-off the water to the residence for leaks or repairs.
Reminder: It is unlawful for anyone to tamper with the water meter, including turning on and off service at the meter. Once the new meters are installed, they can become damaged during the removal of the water meter lid. Although previously not strictly enforced, NO ONE except a City Employee is authorized to be in the water meter pit.
The new system will alert the City Office of tampering when a meter lid has been removed and the meter has been shut off or turned on. More stringent enforcement of this city code will be in effect with the new system and damaged meters will be charged to the customer and/or property owner.
We look forward to a smooth transition during the project and strive for increased customer satisfaction!
- Created on 14 August 2014
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Do you know what happens to the sewer when you flush "unflushables"?
If you are flushing more than "toilet tissue" along with your bodily waste, it does NOT break down properly causing clogging of our sewers. Disposable wet wipes are made with cotton and require time to break down. Diapers should not be disposed into the sewer system. We suggest these items be disposed via the garbarge container.
When these items enter our sewage system and begin damaging our equipment, we have to replace these machines before the scheduled replacement period. This requires additional funds. Guess where those "additional funds" come from? "The customers using the sewer utility." Neither you, as a paying customer, or us, provider of services, want increase of rates until absolutely necessary.
Please be aware of what's going down the toilet(s) in your household and help educate your family members regarding this matter.
A Happy Sewer is a Free-Flowing Sewer. :)
- Created on 20 August 2012
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If you'd like to know the Girard population statistics according the the US Census Please click link below.
- Created on 17 June 2014
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Planning for New Water System and Towers
The City of Girard is preparing to start on a water project funded by a bond sale that will provide new water storage towers for the city and provide for the removal of the old ones. New electronically read water meters and eventually electric meters, will also be added. New meters will allow customers to be more accurately read and give real time information on water leaks and water usage on customer accounts in the future.
One concern that the city wants everyone to be aware of is when the new towers come on line they expect the water pressure to be better than before and in that regard some older lines both public and private may develop leaks. Everyone should check occasionally for leaky pipes and faucets after the new towers are built and in operation which should be about this time next year (June 2015).
Everyone should make sure there is a master service shut off valve for the water service in their home and where it is located just in case of an emergency. It could take some time for city crews to arrive to turn of service at the meter if there is a leak. Just a reminder that it is illegal for anyone to tamper with water meters, including turning on and off service at the meter.