Shelby chlorinating water due to reservoir issue.

July 12, 2017

Shelby chlorinating water due to reservoir issue.

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SHELBY — Village officials announced Wednesday, July 12, that the village’s water system will be chlorinated due to a water reservoir issue.

“The Village of Shelby has recently encountered a problem with our water reservoir,” states a press release from Village Administrator Chelsea Stratil. “In order to determine the specific areas that are in need of repair, we have hired Dixon Engineering to conduct a thorough inspection of the reservoir.

“This inspection consists of several phases, one of which includes the draining and cleaning of sediment buildup in the tank. Once their inspection is complete, we will receive a final report identifying specific repairs that the village will need to address. This process may take between weeks and months before corrective action is completed.

“Until we receive the final report from Dixon Engineering, we are unsure of the extent of repairs required to bring our old system up to the standard we demand. Therefore, as a proactive measure the village water department will begin chlorination of the entire water system as of Wednesday, July 12, 2017 until the recommended repairs are concluded.

“Part of the chlorination process is to flush the hydrants throughout the village in order to move the chlorine throughout the system. While flushing a water system, sediment can get stirred up within the water main, which is why flushing is often done at night. We will keep our residents updated with information as it comes available, and we greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this matter.”

The village has had several precautionary boil water advisories over the last few years due to the village’s water quality. The most recent advisory was last May. Village officials are not presently advising residents to boil their water.

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