Ohio Power failure cuts water for 30,000

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Power failure cuts water for 30,000


Rafiah Davis and Tomoeh Murakami About 30,000 residents had decreased water pressure or none at all last night after electricity was lost at a Strongsville pumping station, authorities said.

The Pearl Rd. pumping station provides water to Brunswick and parts of Hinckley, North Royalton and Strongsville, said Robert Trimble, Strongsville city manager. The station is run by the Cleveland Water Department.

The station, which has four pumps, lost power around 7 p.m. An emergency generator kicked in. The power failure occurred when water use was high, and the generator couldn't keep up with the demand.

Electricity was restored at the station around 10:30 p.m. and regular water service was expected to resume shortly after.

Cleveland Water Commissioner Julius Ciaccia Jr. said mandatory water boil orders would be issued for these areas of Brunswick for 24 hours after water service was restored:

The area bordered by Boston Rd. to the north, Sleepy Hollow to the south, Haddock Rd. to the east and Pearl Rd. to the west.

The area west of I-71 from Grafton Rd. to Sleepy Hollow.

Water should be boiled for three minutes.

Contact Rafiah Davis at:

rdavis@plaind.com, 216-999-4800


-- Martin Thompson (mthom1927@aol.com), July 24, 2001

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