News graphic This blue shaded area shows the streets that will be affected by a water department project beginning Tuesday in Mount Vernon. The area affected is between Calhoun and Burgess streets just north of downtown.

News graphic

This blue shaded area shows the streets that will be affected by a water department project beginning Tuesday in Mount Vernon. The area affected is between Calhoun and Burgess streets just north of downtown.

Shutoffs to occur on north side

MOUNT VERNON — Beginning early Tuesday, the water department will have the water off for the area between Burgess Street and Calhoun Street on North Main Street and side streets west of Main to the west side of Mulberry Street.

The outage will enable the replacement and installation of valves on North Main Street. City Engineer Brian Ball said he installation of a valve on Lamartine near Main is a key to minimizing the area affected when a new, larger, water line is installed during the rebuilding project on Pleasant Street.

Ball said old records indicate a valve is supposed to be present on Lamartine, but it cannot be located.

The water is likely to be shut off for most of the day, if not longer, and customers should take measures to have drinking water and water to flush their toilets during the outage.

After service is restored, customers will be on a boil advisory for at least 24 hours, according to Utilities Director Mathias Orndorf. He said notices were hung on service addresses throughout the affected area Friday.

 

Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or cmartin@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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