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ohio state law requires a call and at lioil order be rescinded. And there are Because Paytonls crews had tollowed
least a 48-hour wait before digging other water quality issues related to the law, that 5-figure repair cost was
activity can begin and also allows depressunzing pipes. paid by the other municipality without
for penalties and recouped costs tor H _ Eh _ _ reimliursement 7 which Payton said
utilities damaged due to negligent 5“’E‘‘ “d “"39” ‘" |”“’“°‘"‘ °"“ would have more than covered the cost
. _ _ loosen rust that attects water quality. _ .
excavation. And those costs can add up. , , , ot an entire decade or 811 membership.
so it s not iust the lost pressure, but red

Payton mentioned one recent example or yellow water. Hospitals and senior with the labyrinth ot utilities

where a ma,or water supply line was centers can't affurd to be impacted 7 crisscrossing crowded rights-ot-way
damaged along a highway which led to we have to get the work out tast, isolate 7 and the cunvznlence ot calling or

an enoimous repair bill. the line, send out notices 7 the etiort is going online to submit tickets 7 there's
Cmmlm bggm mphdng A sum I§l‘l’}:|’2l'1‘dD|.|a‘.All’}I,‘(l itdtalkgs us awzljé from no ixcuag to dig an)/\’t'1’1EOrEi‘l|‘1"lO3:1llD

rail post along lnterstate 71 but hadn't ‘ 2 ““‘“‘°‘  ““ ' “Y‘°“ “‘  7 Yam 1; E’
submitted a ticket though OHIOBII Encmxmgmg 811 .1 ,_
before the work began 7 they blindly participatinn £°“1:}f""“’"“y ” Y°‘" °°"‘"‘““' V “
took the iisk of replacing the post '3“ U

without knowing what lurked below. "“>"°" ‘M W‘ ‘"3’ “’ “‘“‘° .

unexpected breaks is tor more I ,

As it turns out, there was a lot in e A '
the ground below them, including , C»,-—st - "

an enoimous high.pressure water l ;._,.,._.‘,.,..—e-.-t=« '

transmission line. - 3 * K . , ’

‘They hit a 30-inch concrete main. _ _'_; '_ » " '
That's a very expensive repair, plus it , : ':__ __, __“?;;'

was right by the freeway,” Payton said ' an; f.,,i;...3 ,l‘._I X», ’
”[t caused all kinds of heartache and 3; -v -‘ '* ' ‘  p _
the repair took three monLh~." 3 ‘ . . c__'- l ,_ I

with a concrete pipe that large, you i’ - "‘ ' ,‘

can't iust go to the hardware store and ' J wax
buy a replacement. ltls all cusIom~ V _ ‘L, U i’ l_
made, which costs time and money ,  ,' l l 9 ,
Not to mention the disruptions to the .c”7'r. L
nearby roadway ' _ J . ’ V mart ‘ "

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”We had to get custom pumps to keep '‘ 5, .-  '
water off the freeway, install temporary -- - _ a " .,;r—' ct. V
jersey barrier and work with ohio ._-ta’ :1, 41 
Department ot Transportation to close ' ’ . _  .- i
a lane ottraiiic tor three months lt cost - ar--5*-——

at total ui$l15,l)0lJ to fix. Allbecause . ,_ ~ 7. , _
someone tailed to call in an OHIOBH ' > V‘

ticket," Payton said. ‘ s-us. ..,_
Standing in the way uf municipalities to join the OHIOBII ’ :
progress system. He said the cost is low for - ' I = _
clevelaml lies a emcllve plan lo ;'§§‘r'§§tZ‘3'fn'?i'.’E“§f;Z't§°£'§;?§‘§a”Z1E1 7

replace one to two percent of their , , ,.

service lines per year and replace old He mentioned another story, this one ""

lead-based connections, in addition to about a line his crews damaged that , es _ ,

other routine maintenance But each belonged to a neighboring municipality - _ . _»_:_

time preventalile damage occurs to one that did not participate in OHlO81l’s 1 - » ’ - i 3 «-

ot the lines, PilyIon's crews are pulled ullllty notincation program '__ ,

ott ot other jobs to make an emergency H“ (W had flawed M ‘M 51*’ ' _

"Pm and notified OHIOBH of their  75-" -
And that work do2m't just end once Proposed digging activity 7 but P - ' ' «
.1“ Pipa has bean pa.d.e.i, piuggad 0, because that particular municipality ~
replaced. didn't participate in OHIOSII, that 5.

municipality was not notlfied of the 
Boll orders go out, adding an extra Pmpmd ammo“ and M not _, .,_;._§  \
‘““’“"‘“"=“°’= ‘°' ‘““°"‘“> ”'“‘ I mark their tacilities. Paytonls crews hit ' ", ,-,
typically last 2443 hours atter the line an “walked hm and the mums , _ .
is repaired. only atter liacterial tests dam? ml nearly $10,000 In Rpm , ,3
show the water is sate to drink can the
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