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Water problems continue in Scio

Updated: Monday, August 18 2014, 05:47 PM EDT
HARRISON COUNTY, Ohio – Seven water main breaks this year, along with constant boil orders, have forced officials to take action in Scio.
"A lot of the water lines in Scio are over 100 years sold,” Scio village administrator Jason Tubaugh said.
Because of a grant, crews will be out next month to start a major project that will replace some of the lines.
"That project is about $556,000 dollars, which will bring a lot of financial stability to the community," Tubaugh said.
That’s a good thing for the town, but people there are concerned about something else.
“(The water is) oily; it almost has an oily feel to it," resident Mallory McGrail said of the water that comes from her faucet every day.
"When it comes to the water in Scio, well water is definitely a better quality of water than Scio water," McGrail said.
She says it's so bad, she uses bleach to wash her dishes.
"I wouldn't drink Scio water,” she said. “I don't even like bathing in Scio water."
And while the quality of water may not be the best, it is EPA safe.
"We actually applied for the Appalachian Grant, which will put a water aerator in our water treatment plant,” Tubaugh said. “(That) would be huge for the residents of Scio."
Crews will begin the water line project next month with an expected completion time of December.

Water problems continue in Scio

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