The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority adopted a flushing plan at their regular meeting Thursday night as a preventative measure to remove excess chlorine and other byproducts from the water system.
Works superintendent Carl Gosnell noted the plan has been approved by the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP].
"This was part of what was required as part of a consent decree," Gosnell said. "The flushing plan is available when it becomes necessary. Currently we are taking the temperature of the water and the temperature of the water does not require flushing at this point in time, if and when it does, we will abide by the plan that is approved by the DEP.
According to Gosnell, the plan will be activated when water temperatures increase.
"The plan is available when the temperature exceeds 60 degrees Fahrenheit," Gosnell said. "When the water temperature exceeds 60 degrees, that's what activates the plan."
Pick up a copy of the Friday, July 8, 2011 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.
Ridgway Township Municipal Authority
Thursday, Aug. 4