Unrelated to the letter inserted in to the August 1, 2019 utility bills, there is a recently completed preliminary engineering report on the city's water system. The primary objective of this report is to evaluate water distribution alternatives to improve system performance; however, this evaluation is also intended to be a comprehensive tool that the local community can use for future planning and development. This evaluation will help community leaders create a program of capital improvements and upgrades considered necessary to provide a safe and more reliable water system to the citizens of the Community.
From time-to-time the city's water system is inspected. Each and every time there is an inspection, there are at least several minor to significant deficiencies identified. Once the city receives the inspection results, it has 30-days to submit a written plan on how it intends to correct the deficiencies. Last year the city failed to submit its written plan within the 30-day window, and as a result was cited for a new significant deficiency - referred to as "Failure to Consult Violation." This significant deficiency comes with a requirement to notify the public of the deficiency within a year. So, in the August 1st utility bill, there will be a notice entitled "Drinking Water Standard Not Met for the City of St. Marys."
The button labeled Drinking Water Letter is a copy of what will be in your August 1st utility bill. E-Bill customers have already received their bill. The other tab '2018 KDHE Inspection report' is just that. Please consider switching over to E-Bill.
Below is an excerpt from the June 18, 2019 City Commission meeting.
Below is an Email received today (7-22-19)
A water leak near the intersection of 8th and Linn may result in water being turned off in the area, as well low water pressure in other areas of town.
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