FORESTVILLE - Residents in the village are being asked to conserve water if they can due to low pressure in the water lines.
"Springs are flowing very slow. We are having some problems on the hill," Mayor Charles Brewster said Tuesday, referring to Creek Road.
The Hall Spring is on Creek Road and the lines run through the woods. Due to a previous leak, the line had an air lock, which is caused by an air pocket. The past month, on weekends the village has been checking the lines trying to flush out the air pocket but the pressure is still low in the lines.
"The problem ... when they back it up to flood the upper end of the system, that's how they get rid of the air if they're able to but as soon as we start to bring it back up to the flow needed for the village we air lock again," Brewster said. "We've been trying to push it back and forth to get that air out ... and we're not having success."
During the village board meeting, Brewster reminded residents of a water ban that the village has been under for quite some time.
"The tank is not low but it is barely maintained. I urge everyone (to practice) water conservation," he said. "Pay attention to what you're doing. If you can spare it, spare it. ... We are not in danger of running out tomorrow but one bad break can change anything tremendously."
One resident gave the board compliments on how Pat Valvo has been working with the village on correcting the air lock. Brewster also put rumors to rest by saying Street Supervisor William Bentzoni has not resigned. In a related matter, Brewster also gave an update on the water project in Forestville.
"The main going down Bennett State has been completed," he said.
There are doing testing currently on the water but it was too late for Brewster to get those results for the board meeting. Brewster said if everything goes well, the main will be sanitized next and then taps will be hooked up. Eighteen taps are on the section of line, nine of which will be pushed through and connected which requires no digging above ground. Once the new line is in place, the old line will be phased out.
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