Water Softening – What is going on?

The project is continuing to move forward. The engineering design of the softening upgrade to the existing water treatment facility on Rip Rap Road has been completed and the plans have been approved by the Ohio EPA. The project went out for a competitive bid and a contract was awarded to Peterson Construction Company to build the softening upgrades including a new well and a new plant generator.

How long will construction take after it begins?

The contractor began construction at the beginning of July, 2019 and is estimated to complete the project in approximately 15 months.

How soft will the water be?

The water will be softened to a level of 120 to 130 mg/l (7 to 8 gpg) as CaCO3 (Calcium Carbonate). This level of hardness is slightly lower than the hardness level of the softened water that is provided by the City of Dayton.

I understand that my water bill is going up to pay for this, by how much and when?

Water Rates increased in January 2019 by 15% of the water charges only. They are again scheduled to increase in January 2020 by 15% of the water charges only. These increases include the cost of the water-softening project as well as a water pressure project.

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1. Water Softening – What is going on?
2. Who do I call to report a water problem after hours?
3. What should I do if my water is discolored?
4. Why is my water pressure SUDDENLY low?
5. What should I do if the sewer is backing up into my house?
6. What should I do if I need to turn off the water to my house?
7. What is the hardness of the water?
8. What do I do if all of my drains won’t drain?