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Wapakoneta prepares for potential EPA visit

February 27, 2014

The Zwez family, of 613 East Pearl St., is providing neighbors Pam and Mike Elliott, of 615 East Pearl St., with water due to frozen pipes. (Staff photo/John Zwez)

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency informed the City of Delphos their solution for frozen pipes is not allowed, and Wapakoneta has been using that same solution. Garden hoses.

The city’s addressed these issues in the form of a hose being hooked up to to a neighboring house suppling water to the residents without.

Wapakoneta City Safety-Service Director Bill Rains said there are probably somewhere around 30 houses without their own running water, therefore they are supplied water from neighbors via garden hoses.

“This is something that we have done in the past, this is the first that we’re aware of it (not being allowed),” Rains said. Other than that we wouldn’t be able to offer some of these property owners any help if we weren’t able to do that.”

For the full story, see the Thursday, Feb. 27 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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