Line break disrupts Swanton water service

Staff Report

A water line break on Wednesday morning disrupted service throughout the Village of Swanton. For a time, residents had no water.

A crew working on the storm sewer installation in Memorial Park hit a service line at 8:25 a.m. The line had not been properly marked, according to Village Administrator Rosanna Hoelzle.

“Due to the location of the service line this caused a pressure drop in water but the water main was always full and the Village’s Public Service Division crew repaired it live,” said Hoelzle. “It took some time to repair as one of our employees had to drive to Kulhman’s in Toledo to retrieve a very specific part to fix the line.”

There was no boil advisory because the pressure did not get below 20 psi.

Water service and pressure was restored just before 12:30 p.m.

By that time students at Swanton Local Schools were already in the process of being released early.

The main village office, Jim Reckner in the public service division, the Water Plant, and even the WRRF fielded calls all morning related to the issue. “Jim himself had over 60 phone calls,” said Hoelzle. “We have done our best to respond to all voice mails left related to this topic and have posted on Facebook as quickly as possible once new information was received.”

Staff Report