GALLIPOLIS — Work crews continued Tuesday to get to a water leak at the intersection of Ohio 7 and Ohio 141 at Chickamauga Creek, and expect to have water back to the city sometime Tuesday evening or Wednesday if nothing goes wrong, City Manager Randy Finney said. At the latest, the fix would take a couple of days if something should go wrong, he said.
After repairs are made, city water customers should expect a voicemail informing them of the repairs, and a boil effect will remain 24 hours after repairs are made, he said.
Finney said the new pipe is arriving sometime this afternoon for installation, and crews are still searching for the one the leaking lines. Information can be found on the City of Gallipolis website.
Gallipolis city officials said the main line supplying water to Mound Hill Reservoir is broken. The line runs under the water at Chickamauga Creek at the Ohio 7 bridge. Until the city can acquire the necessary materials, officials said the city cannot pump water to the reservoir, which means limited pressure and low to no water flow for the nearly 3,000 water customers in Gallipolis.
According to a statement posted to the city of Gallipolis’ website, workers are currently refilling the lines and “should have minimal water in the downtown area, Eastern Avenue, Jackson Pike and State Route 588 area.” Ohio 141 and Lower Ohio 7 will have only the water pressure supplied by the reservoir, it states.
The city is asking residents to conserve water and use only what is necessary.