REEDSPORT -- As part of the conversion and upgrade of the city's water plant from ultraviolet disinfection from ozone, it's necessary for a temporary shutdown of the plant to install piping.

Public Works Director John Stokes said workers will install piping over two nights in eight hour shifts July 26 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Thursday and then Aug. 2 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. that Thursday.

"The city is ensuring all reservoirs are full for use in all areas to support any and all services (hospital, school, fire department, police, etc.) that may be needed," Stokes emphasized. He added that each of these agencies and governmental bodies have been notified of "this temporary shutdown as well."

"Due to the nature of the work and the timeframes allocated, it is not anticipated that any substantial pressure loss will occur or be noticed during the time the plant is off line and city staff will be on-site during the work to ensure the work is performed within the allotted time frames," according to a city press release.

He added that the treatment of the water and its quality won't be affected.

For any questions or concerns, contact Stokes at 541-271-3603 or email him at jstokes@cityofreedsport.org.

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Umpqua Post Editor