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Water

The Water Department consists of the Town Maintenance, Administration and a licensed operator, currently Carl Briggs.

For more information see the Water Service page.

Water Meter Installation

June 12, 2013 - 5:01pm -- Jesse Norell

The Town of Merino has recently purchased approximately 35 water meters from the City of Sterling and has started installing a few to get some baseline water usage statistics.  This will help in formulating our water rate plan, and help identify potential leaks where there is unusually high use.

We do not yet have a wand to read the meters, currently they must be read manually.  Research is underway to purchase a compatible meter, and to purchase or create a system to track water usage from the meter readings to households for billing.

Water Project Update - May, 2013

May 24, 2013 - 1:30pm -- webmaster

At a recent meeting, the state Health Department has informally approved a new plan to reduce the uranium in our water supply.  The gist of the plan is to treat the water with Reverse Osmosis to lower the level of uranium, with the added benefit that other particulates would be reduced as well.

The difference in this proposal from past RO treatment options is in the handling of the waste water, which would be conveyed to holding ponds and evaporated.  The waste residuals would be disposed of in the county landfil, at substantially lower cost than various other disposal options.

Register all Sprinkler Systems

April 9, 2013 - 8:01pm -- webmaster

The Town Board has adopted a corss connect ordinance in which if a new sprinkler system is installed, it will need to have a backflow preventer installed with it to avoid cross contamination.

If you currently have a sprinkler system in your yard, you need to register it with the Town Hall.

If you are found using a sprinkler system that is not registered with Town Hall, you will be asked to add a backflow preventer even if your sprinkler system had been installed prior to adopting the cross connect ordinance.

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