UPDATE: Boil Advisory Canceled in Marietta

By: Danielle Staub Email
By: Danielle Staub Email
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UPDATE 6/18/2014 10:40 AM

The City of Marietta Water Treatment and Distribution Department says a boil water advisory for customers who lost pressure in the North Hills area is now canceled.

UPDATE 6/16/2014 5:00 PM

It serves over one-third of the Marietta community but hasn't been repainted since the 1980's.

We're talking about the North Hills water tank.

Right now they are draining all the water out.

With the storms Monday afternoon one of the temporary pumps went out so anyone who lost water pressure between 3 and 4 p.m. is under a boil advisory until Wednesday morning.

For 81 days they will be repainting the tank inside and out a dark blue.

Marietta Water Superintendent Jeff Kephart says the planning started a year and a half ago and they have taken measures to make sure customers still have water.

"Installed a temporary pressure monitoring system at the plant and what that does is it's constantly monitoring the pressure in the North Hills system, and will kick on an additional pump when needed. And then we also have presser relief vales in the system on certain hydrants," he says.

Kephart says if you see water flowing out of the fire hydrants don't be alarmed.

Customers may notice some fluctuation in pressure.

If it starts to cause a problem call the water treatment plant.

A Marietta water tank comes down for painting, impacting one-third of the city's customers.

The city says the North Hills water tower will be taken out of service on Monday.

The 500,000 gallon tank is being drained so it can be painted.

While the water won't be off, customers will notice changes in water pressure.

The project will take 81 days.

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