Water shortage during Labor Day weekend

Hamilton Water Superintendent Rodney Williams gave a public address at a Hamilton City Council meeting held on Tuesday, Sept. 5, concerning a unforeseeable string of events which resulted in some of Hamilton’s being left with little-to-no water during Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 3.

HAMILTON - Hamilton residents experienced issues with their water service during Labor Day weekend.
Hamilton Mayor Bob Page made a public address at the Hamilton City Council meeting held on Tuesday, Sept. 4, that due to a “perfect storm” of events with the Hamilton Water Department’s water purification system, many residents began to experience little-to-no water pressure at their homes and businesses.
Some businesses had to close for a day, while others were not unable to serve beverages.
Page said that for about 25 hours “the city was practically out of water.”
According to Hamilton Water Department Superintendent Rodney Williams, on Friday evening, Aug. 31, one of the city’s two one-million-gallon tanks at the city’s water treatment plant was drained to install a new vacuum system.


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