Triangle Briefs

More homes have crossed water lines

From Staff ReportsAugust 2, 2007 

— The town's reclaimed water system is expected to be shut down for a week after officials discovered two more homes where reclaimed and potable water lines had been crossed, officials said Wednesday.

According to a news release, officials found the problem during an evaluation in response to two homes being found with crossed lines a week ago. The four homes are in the Weston Oaks subdivision. The two homes found Wednesday -- one occupied and one under construction -- are on Kennicott Avenue.

"Completely shutting down the entire reclaimed system will provide us with the opportunity to complete the water testing we have under way to ensure that no more problem connections exist," Assistant Town Manager Ben Shivar said in the release.

The problems at the two houses have been corrected, and the family in the occupied home were moved to a new home while their water system is flushed, sanitized and tested.

The town's reclaimed water system serves 519 customers, of which 458 are residential.

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