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Broken well back in service

CAROLINE COUNTY PRESS RELEASE

Contact Information:

Joseph Schiebel, Interim Director of Public Utilities

Office: (804) 370-0222 or email – jschiebel@co.caroline.va.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.

pETRO WELL PLACED BACK IN SERVICE

MANDATORY LeveL 6 WATER RESTRICTIONS REMAIN IN PLACE

Carmel Church/Ladysmith Area- The pump and motor on the Petro well serving the Caroline County Public Utilities water system have been replaced and the well has been returned to service following an outage over the Memorial Day weekend.  Water pressure levels have now returned to normal ranges.  Level 6 emergency water restrictions remain in place, however, as the system continues to recover and regain storage capacity.

Residents and businesses supplied by the County water system are prohibited from outdoor uses like watering or sprinkling lawns and gardens and other uses that are not essential to health, safety or the operation of a business.

Level 6 water restrictions include the following:

  • Watering of lawns & gardens prohibited
  • Washing vehicles prohibited; cleaning only to be carried out on windows, mirrors, lights and spot removing corrosive substances using a bucket.
  • Cleaning paved areas prohibited unless required for health and safety reasons
  • New and existing pools and spas cannot be filled
  • Restaurants prohibited from serving water to customers unless requested
  • Commercial car / truck washes prohibited

Affected residential subdivisions include Lake Caroline, Ladysmith Village, Pendleton and Belmont.

A boil water notice previously in effect as a precautionary measure was lifted on June 1 following confirmation of test results from the Virginia Department of Health.  The water has been confirmed as safe for all uses including drinking and cooking.  The negative test results confirmed that no health risk to customers ever existed.

We regret the inconvenience caused and appreciate the patience and cooperation of our customers.

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