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BCRWA Aberdeen project near completion

By Wayne Gates

The residents of Aberdeen and southern Brown County can look forward to better drinking water by next August.
The Brown County Rural Water Association is close to completing a $3.7 million dollar construction project in July.
Following cleaning and testing, the water should flow sometime in August, according to BCRWA General Manager Dan Sarbach.
The project has been a complicated one, being done in three phases.
“Phase one is 50,000 feet of new water main from the Georgetown area to Clifton Avenue.  Phase two is from Ohio Valley Manor down to Aberdeen.  That also includes a tie-in at Fishing Gut, 763 and U.S. 52.  That’s about 65,000 feet of new water main,”  Sarbach said.
The third phase is construction of a new 400,000 water tank near Ohio Valley Manor above Aberdeen.
Sarbach said that the construction was a challenge at times.
“The terrain was pretty rugged from Ohio Valley Manor down the hill toward Aberdeen.  That phase is completed,” Sarbach said.
“There was a time when wet snow and rain held them up during the winter, but they are moving at a pretty good clip right now. Phase one is sixty percent complete and the tank is about 70 percent done.”
Sarbach said the next step is cleaning the lines.
“We will super clorinate the pipes to disinfect them.  The concentration is much higher than pool water. We burn the main, so to speak with the clorinated water to kill any possible contaminants.”
Following the flushing process, Sarbach said that two clear bacteria tests in a row are needed and then the water can flow.
“I can’t wait until the folks of Aberdeen can get water from our well field, treated through our softening plant. I think they will be delighted, Sarbach said.
Ground was broken on the project last summer.
“I  think it’s going to be a great addition to Brown County Rural Water, and more importantly, we are helping a community in need, and that’s what we’re all about,” said BCRWA Board Chairman Lowell Allen on July 9 of last year.
Approximately 1000 new customers are expected to be added once the construction is complete.
The project is being funded primarily by a $3.5 million dollar loan from the Ohio Water Development Authority.  Sarbach said last year that the association had already invested approximately a million dollars in the project.
$700,000 went to the village of Aberdeen to pay for the water system and the other money was spent on engineering work and other construction preparation costs.
Residents of Aberdeen voted 294 to 84 to approve the sale of the water system to the BCRWA in August of 2014.

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