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Bunnell Goes Without Water Due To Fault In New Plant

By on September 26, 2016 in WNDB News

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Bunnell, FL – Residents of Bunnell found themselves without water on Monday morning, and the city had to switch to Palm Coast water while service was restored to the plant which opened just 9 months ago.

Bunnell’s Utility Director, Perry Mitrano, said electric sensors used to read the amount of water in the plant got tangled up and showed the water level was lower than it actually was. That set off a safe guard which shuts the plant down to stop the “system from running so we don’t pump the water tanks empty,” he said.

Speaking of the floating sensors, Mitrano said “they probably balled up because we took them out and untangled them and put them back in and the reading became accurate again.”

Residents and businesses had to go without water for 20 to 30 minutes until the interconnect valve was opened up to allow water to flow into the city from Palm Coast.

Mitrano’s been in this position for less than 30 days and the plant was opened just 9 months ago, so he admitted there’s a bit of a learning curve, but he was happy with how this situation was handled. “I’m very, very happy with the response, and I think we couldn’t have done a better job,” he said. “I don’t think you could have done it any faster.”

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2016.

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