New Concord will be building a new ground water storage tank this summer, replacing the current tank built before 1930.
According to New Concord Village Administrator Charlotte Colley, the project started in 2014 when she first took the position. The current ground water storage tank is leaking water from the roof and isn’t structurally sound, adding to the necessity of replacing it.
The project will begin this July and will cost $860,000. New Concord Village Council has approved bids on two companies who will tend to the replacement of the storage tank. Zemba Bros., Inc. will work on the waterline while Mid Atlantic Storage works on the tank. Colley said by raising water rates in 2016, obtaining $613,000 in 0% interest loans from an Ohio Public Works Commission Grant/Loan and a low interest loan from the Ohio Water Development Authority, that it will cover the full cost of the project.
Colley said during the replacement village residents might experience low water pressure or some sediment within the water lines. The village will notify residents if these problems will occur.
Colley said any questions or concerns can be directed to her by calling 740-826-7671 and the village will have more information on their website newconcord-oh.gov as the replacement date of the ground water storage tank gets closer.