City of Perry

Water Tower Undergoes Maintenance

The City of Perry’s Water tower is currently having maintenance done on it; this includes EGLE, OSHA requirements as well as interior and exterior painting. During this time the water tower will be, and currently is, out of service and the system is utilizing a continuous pressure mode generated by the wells. At times under higher volumes of water usage in parts of the city the water mains could have water flows that stir up iron particles causing rusty water similar to fire hydrant flushing. This should be temporary. DPW will try to address the issue as needed by flowing a fire hydrant in areas if possible. We have tested the wells and do the routine bacteriological samples. All are negative/no detected. The current target date for the water tower to return to service is June 7, 2022.

Additionally, to protect the water distribution system there are several fire hydrants located through out the city that have PSI reliefs installed. These reliefs allow water to discharge and are set up this way intentionally.
Do not be alarmed, Perry DPW is monitoring these hydrants.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience while these required maintenance items are completed.
Posted: 5/19/22

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