CLAYTON — Several residents living in the Clayton area within the 45415 ZIP Code and Englewood subdivisions located south of Interstate 70 served by the Montgomery County water system have reported cloudy tap water.
A worker with the Montgomery County Environmental Services said the county has received several calls about this issue. He said the problem seems to be coming from water pressure issues with the City of Dayton. The county buys its water from Dayton. The pressure issues triggered a water main break Sunday morning on Taywood Road between Gorman Avenue and Kinsey Road.
According to the county worker, the main break has nothing to do with the water appearing cloudy, which is actually caused by too much air in the waterline. He said that if you fill a glass with water and wait less than a minute all the bubbles will rise to the top and disappear and the water will be clear.
The county was sending a crew to the area to investigate the matter. Other residents reported their water hoses continually spitting and pressure surging Sunday as they watered plants. It is believed that Dayton might have put a pump in service that hasn’t been used in a while that could be causing the pressure issues.
A more thorough investigation was scheduled to take place Monday morning. Three fire hydrants were opened early Monday, two along the east side of Taywood Road and one on Kinsey, to help clear air from the line. The two hydrants on Taywood, one in front of the DP&L substation and another just north of Artistic Court, were left open all day to flush and were still flowing as of sunset.
Reach Ron Nunnari at 684-9124, via email Rnunnari@aimmediamidwest.com or on Twitter @Englewood_Ind