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May 14, 2014

City continues to release water for reservoir work

CUMBERLAND — In an effort to relieve pressure on the city water lines while work continues on the reservoir at Constitution Park, the releasing of water from many of the city’s fire hydrants is expected to continue at least through Friday, according to city officials.

“We are replacing two 36-inch valves, an in valve and out valve, at the Fort Hill Reservoir at Constitution Park,” said Jeff Rhodes, city administrator.

Rhodes said the Fort Hill Reservoir had to be drained during the valve replacement project, canceling the reservoir’s pressure- relieving capacity on the city water lines.

“A large water system needs to be able to relieve pressure within itself,” said Rhodes.

Opening the fire hydrants and allowing water to flow into the storm drains has been done to provide the release of pressure the reservoir had been doing.

Greg Larry can be contacted at glarry@times-news.com

 

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