2010 Water Quality Report
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Our water system serves over 1200 people through approximately 450 service connections. Our water source is groundwater wells. The groundwater is drawn from two deep-drilled wells. Well # 3 is located on Whig Street adjacent to the village highway garage and is approximately 120 feet deep. Well # 4 is located at the Trout Ponds Park and has a well depth of 144 feet. We also have a concrete reservoir located underground, which provides about 400,000 gallons of finished water storage for distribution.
Why Save Water and How to Avoid Wasting It? Although our system has an adequate amount of water to meet present and future demands, there are a number of reasons why it is important to conserve water:
- Saving water saves energy and some of the costs associated with both of these necessities of life;
- Saving water reduces the cost of energy required to pump water and the need to construct costly new wells, pumping systems and water towers; and
- Saving water lessens the strain on the water system during a dry spell or drought, helping to avoid severe water use restrictions so that essential fire fighting needs are met.
You can play a role in conserving water by becoming conscious of the amount of water your household is using and by looking for ways to use less whenever you can. It is not hard to conserve water. Conservation tips include:
- Automatic dishwashers use 15 gallons for every cycle, regardless of how many dishes are loaded. So get a run for your money and load it to capacity.
- Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.
- Check every faucet in your home for leaks. Just a slow drip can waste 15 to 20 gallons a day. Fix it up and you can save almost 6,000 gallons per year.
- Check your toilets for leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring in the tank, watch for a few minutes to see if the color shows up in the bowl. It is not uncommon to lose up to 100 gallons a day from one of these otherwise invisible toilet leaks. Fix it and you save more than 30,000 gallons a year.
- You can check to see if you are leaking water by turning off all water and check the small red dial on your water meter. It should not be moving. If it is, you have a leak somewhere!