MAYFIELD - Village residents and businesses will need to make arrangements for drinking water this week.
Village officials announced Saturday that Mayfield's water tower has sprung a leak, and repairs will be made from Monday through Friday. A news release issued Saturday detailed the steps the village will take to address the leak.
Starting tonight, there will be an "excessive water use" restriction for all of the village, which prohibits sprinklers, car washing and other unnecessary uses of water. The restriction will last "at least five days." Due to the leak, the tower will be shut down Tuesday morning for internal repairs, and the village's water system will be running on pumps alone with no gravity pressure.
On Monday, residents of North Main Street will have no water for approximately eight hours while village officials install a new shut-off for the water tower in preparation for the repairs. Starting at noon Monday, a boil-water advisory will go into effect for all village residents. The boil-water order is expected to last until at least Friday, pending tests of the water.
On Tuesday, repair teams will begin working on the tower while simultaneously upgrading the pump valve on Well No. 4. Village officials said this approach will allow them to run all three pumps at "optimal water pressure" during the water tower repairs Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Wednesday, repairs are expected to be completed by the end of the day, with power restored to the tower and its water submitted for testing. The boil-water advisory will continue until village officials have received satisfactory water-test results.
Officials said updates will appear in The Leader-Herald, on the Facebook page "Village of Mayfield" and villageofmayfield.com. Updates also are available by calling the village clerk at 661-5414, Ext 27.