Pomeroy Council approves water cleaning agent

By Lindsay Kriz - lkriz@civitasmedia.com

POMEROY — Pomeroy Council voted to approve the plumbing installation of distribution phosphate in Pomeroy’s water.

This waterline product, explained by Dennis Thurston, of Carius Products, will help to take care of manganese in Pomeroy’s water supply. According to Thurston, manganese, an element, can cause discoloration of clothing and yellowish tinge to water, although in current quantities it is not dangerous whatsoever. However, because of the discoloration that manganese can cause, the phosphate presented by Thurstan can take care of manganese by binding it together with copper in Pomeroy’s water supply. The binding, he explained, makes it easier to flush out of the supply.

Council eventually voted to approve the cost of setting up the distribution phosphate operation as long as it did not exceed $500. Village Administrator Paul Hellman said that a pump needed for setup is already owned by the village, which means that the cost should be less than $200.

Mitch Altier, of M-E/IBI Group, presented council a project pay application for Pullins Excavating, of Pomeroy, for the recent Lincoln Terrace Project. Altier also spoke about future capital improvements for the next five years, and asked the village to review a list of potential future projects presented to them, and to see which projects they may want to add or remove from the list.

The projects proposed between 2016 and 2021 are sewer extensions and improvements, main street river bank and street improvements, storm sewer repair and slip stabilization at Dominos, the guardrail at Lincoln Terrace, new water line/replacement, street paving, lift station upgrades, storm sewer improvements, water system/treatment plan, wastewater treatment plant and new equipment.

Altier also discussed a list presented to council with the five-year project plan from 2010-2015, which included emergency generators, combined sewer replacement, water tower replacement with telemetry control, mainline waterline replacement from plant to town, WWTP mechanical influent bar screen and sludge belt press, clean wells at WTP, hydrant replacement, telemetry (adding to lift stations, upgrade water treatment plant) red water filter/portable water filter media replacement, lab supplies for WTP and WWTP, spare pumps at WTP, wastewater treatment plant upgrades, lift station upgrades, miscellaneous waterline replacements, miscellaneous street paving, storm sewer improvements and new equipment, including confined space entry and a four-wheel-drive truck.

The new Pomeroy Skate Park was also listed on the agenda because of a question Sue Baker had, but she said the answer was discussed before the meeting and didn’t need to be discussed at the time. The minutes from the Dec. 7 meeting and bills totaling $8,417.02 were approved.

By Lindsay Kriz


Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2555 or on Twitter @JournalistKriz.

Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2555 or on Twitter @JournalistKriz.