UPDATE: Boil-water advisory lifted in Harmar Hill area of Marietta
by Lexus Robinson, originally posted on November 21, 2016
A boil-water advisory issued after completion of work on the Harmar Hill water tank in Marietta has been lifted.
The city says sampling results have been received and verified and that the water is safe for drinking purposes.
The advisory was issued on Monday as city workers placed the 100,000 gallon water tank back into service. It had been offline since September for maintenance and repairs.
The Harmar Water Tank has been out of service since Sept. 14th in order for officials to apply a new coating system and replacement of the cathodic protection system.
The last time the tank had work done on it was about 15 years ago. The project cost about $310,000.
The boil advisory started at 9 a.m. today and will run through tomorrow.
Water Superintendent Jeff Kephart says the tank shouldn’t need service again for another 15 to 18 years.
“It helps out in that we’re maintaining our infrastructure and it does provide a quality water storage tank,” Kephart said. “The inside is now clean, coated, no rust, no corrosion going on. We’ve also had a new cathodic protection installed which also protects the inside of the tank from corrosion. The customers up here should enjoy this tank for the next 15 to 18 years.”