THOMPSON FALLS WATER USERS
The well pump has been fixed.
You may water your lawn on odd and even days according to your address.
If your address has an even number you would water on even days of the month.
If your address has an odd number you would water on odd days of the month.
Please water from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. to give the pump time enough to fill the water storage tank so we have adequate water to fight a fire.
The reason for the odds and even days watering is to cut the total daily usage down so the wells have a chance to keep up, shut off and cool down. Daily usage averages 750,000 gallons a day in the Summer. 350,000 gallons a day in the Winter. If the largest pump goes down we have less than 1 day of storage in our water storage tank for household consumption and fire protection.
Please do not water in the middle of the day so we have adequate water supply to fight a fire.
Thank you, City Crew, Bill Susic and Phil Lewis, for working through the Holiday weekend!! They worked from Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The pump was fixed on Sunday evening. The City Crew decided to water Ainsworth Park and Railway Park yesterday evening to test the pump and also water before the City Residences started watering and put a big strain on the pump Tuesday.
The City is applying for a competitive grant to fix this problem. We will find out if we receive the grant in October. We are applying to drill a new well, build a new water storage tank and fix leaking water pipes. All expected to be over $7,000,000.
We could not apply for grants earlier because we would have not ranked in the competitive grant process. With the city having more people using the system, strain on well water pumps, more parks to water, Ashley Creek water source not producing the same, danger of not having enough water storage to fight fires we will rank better and hopefully we will receive the grant.
We could have received loans but that would have tripled water user fees. Over the last few years we created a Capital Improvements Plan, Growth Policy and Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) to help with the ranking of qualifying for grants.
Again, thank you all for your patience! The City has been working very hard for years to fix this problem and sorry for the inconvenience.
SEWER PROJECT UPDATES
**New hours at the City Hall**
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Friday
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The function of the City of Thompson Falls is to serve the citizens of Thompson Falls. Our goal is to improve and maintain operations and conditions within the boundaries of the City.
Phone: (406) 827-3557
Fax: (406) 827-3090
Chelsea Peterson, City Clerk/Treasurer
Address: PO Box 99, Thompson Falls, Montana 59873
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