Mayville residents asked to cut water usage by 50%
The village of Mayville is asking residents to cut their water usage in half for the next week.
On May 11, the Mayville Water Department is installing a permanent water pump in its new well. This pump replacement will take approximately 10 hours to complete which means the village will be relying only on water from the water storage tank to supply the water system during this process.
If during the pump replacement process the water goes below a safe level in the storage tank the village will be forced to use one of the PFNA contaminated wells to supply emergency water to the system.
If that happens a “Do Not Drink Order” will be implemented.
“We are ordering all customers to please limit their water usage to reduce the draw on the storage tank beginning Thursday May 6th and continuing until Thursday May 13th. Please reduce water
usage by 50%,” the village states on its website.
If the pump replacement goes well and the village does not need emergency water it will, at a minimum, need to implement a “boil water order” to conduct water bacteria analysis.