Distribution/Metering Foreman II:
It is the primary responsibility of the Water Distribution staff to repair leaks and breaks on the distribution system. On the average, there are approximately 15-20 water breaks annually on our distribution system. This staff periodically undertakes large-scale construction projects.
Twice per year, routine water main flushing activities are performed. Hydrant and main flushing is important so any sediment buildup is removed in the distribution system. During the installation of new water mains by developers and contractors, the Distribution staff is responsible for ensuring that the lines are disinfected and tested for no contamination. They are responsible for ensuring that all water related activities comply with Ohio EPA Division of Drinking Water Standards.
When new construction begins, all City utilities must be located. This staff performs the locates of all water mains and service connections as a service to the contractors. They perform between 1,500 and 3,000 utility locates for OUPS annually. They also help review new development plans. They also assist the Sewer Collections, Storm Sewer, Sanitary I&I, Water Distribution and Metering Divisions as needed. Snow plowing is also a part of their regular duties when needed.