Copenhagen water situation improves

One of the three wells at the Stoddard Road facility is not productive enough to supply water to the village of Copenhagen. Elaine M. Avallone/Johnson Newspapers

COPENHAGEN — “Fingers crossed, we’re doing OK,” Copenhagen Department of Public Works Superintendent Doran Johnson said Monday, noting water is being pumped from wells off Woodbattle Road.

Since Sept. 22, the village has been under a state of emergency due to a water shortage. The village and a portion of Denmark that draws water from the Copenhagen Water Distribution System is covered by this state of emergency, which expires Oct. 21.

The village contracted with P&T Supply and Services Inc., of Watertown, to clean, sample and pump test the two wells off Woodbattle Road after a well off Stoddard Road, the system’s main plant, failed.

Mr. Johnson said new pipes have been laid and the filtration and chlorine injectors have been updated at the Woodbattle wells.

As of yet, the village has not had to haul water from Carthage. The villages entered into 30-day agreement Sept. 22 which specifics Carthage will provide water at a rate of $4.90 per 100 cubic feet of water, plus labor and equipment costs incurred.

Copenhagen has been under a water conservation notice since Sept. 10 due to drought conditions over the summer.

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