Water main replacement in Sadorus not cleared yet

Water main replacement in Sadorus not cleared yet

SADORUS — A water main replacement at the corner of Church and Market streets has been completed, but customers are still on the old line.

Water plant operator Ivan Sherburn this week told the village board that over the past month water samples from the new line have tested too high for both fecal coliform and E. coli for the Environmental Protection Agency to allow it to be used. Both contaminants are bacteria associated with human or animal wastes.

The steel line currently being used dates back to 1966.

Also on Wednesday, the board voted to pursue an engineering grant for a water plant update.

The 20-year plan for upgrading the water plant includes replacing its aging infrastructure. The plant's maximum capacity will be increased from 50 to 100 gallons per minute. And new metering, chemical and flow control equipment will be installed.

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