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Paris Water Line Break 07.12.23

Crews have successfully located the leak and implemented a strategic plan to stop the water flow into the area affected by the leak in preparation for a contractor to make the necessary repairs on the 30-inch line. While this repair is happening, the City continues to receive treated water via a 33-inch supply line, which the City expects to maintain appropriate levels in our ground and elevated water storage tanks.

The City expects repairs to the 30-inch supply line to take between 24 and 40 hours to complete. City officials and contractors anticipate the Water Treatment Plant to be operating at full capacity by this weekend.
The purpose of this message is to be transparent and appeal, once again, to our citizens to eliminate all non-essential water use until the City completes these repairs.

Non-essential water use is defined as water uses that are neither essential nor required for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare, including:
1) Irrigation of landscape areas, including, without limitation: yards, parks, athletic fields, and
2) Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane, or other vehicle;
3)Use of water to wash down any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts,
4) Use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection;
5) Flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street;
6) Use of water to fill, refill, or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pools or Jacuzzi-type pools;
7) Use of water in a fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes except where necessary to support aquatic life;
8) Use water from hydrants for construction purposes or other purposes other than firefighting.

By eliminating all non-essential water use while the City repairs the treated water supply lines, the treated water in the elevated storage and ground storage tanks will continue to provide water to our homes and businesses.

As was true since Monday, the quality of the water currently in storage tanks and produced by the water treatment plant has remained the same. There is no concern over the quality or the safety level of the water going to our customers. City Officials and staff are focusing on the amount of water in our storage tanks and maintaining a sufficient level to provide continued service to the City and the County.

Voluntary compliance and public cooperation with significantly curtailing water usage during this repair is greatly appreciated. To those who have been doing your part, we thank you.

Upon completion of these repairs to the water supply lines, public notifications will be made, along with an announcement authorizing citizens to resume normal water usage.