The Knox Board of Works was recently informed that some software upgrades will be needed prior to the end of the year.Continue reading
Knox Water Superintendent Tim Lindewald recently informed Board of Works members about how much money the Department is saving thanks to some minor adjustments that were made at their building.Continue reading
Knox Water Superintendent Tim Lindewald told the Board of Works members last week that he quickly repaired a serious chlorine issue.Continue reading
The Knox Water Department for the City of Knox will be flushing hydrants through the remainder of the week.Continue reading
The Knox Water Department is planning ahead for some future water installs that will be going in around State Road 8 and Williams Street.Continue reading
Crews from the Knox Water Department will start flushing fire hydrants throughout the city beginning on Monday, October 22nd and will continue through Thursday, October 25th. Continue reading
The two elevated water towers in the City of Knox will be cleaned and inspected, following a decision made by Board of Works members Wednesday morning.
Water Department Representative Tim Vogelzang submitted a proposal to the members that called for the cleaning of the water tower located off of East Street and the one that’s in the Industrial Park. Vogelzang said this procedure is recommended every three years, and the towers are going on 5-years without it. Continue reading
Knox Water Department crews will begin flushing fire hydrants throughout the city on Monday, April 16th and work will continue through Thursday, April 19th. The work will be conducted during the day so motorists are asked to avoid driving through areas where they see employees working.
As a result of the hydrant flushing, tap water may appear brown, according to a press release from the Mayor’s Office. The release indicates that the water is safe to drink and can be cleared up by running cold water from a bathtub or outside faucet. Continue reading
Knox Water Department crews are improving fire protection in city limits.
Water Superintendent Todd Gardner told the Knox Board of Public Works members last week that the fire hydrant fees collected helped pay for the installation of 26 new fire hydrants and updated several others to provide adequate fire protection in neighborhoods. Continue reading
Today is officially the first day of winter and as temperatures are expected to dip below freezing in the coming weeks, home owners need to take necessary precautions to avoid frozen pipes.
Knox Water Department Superintendent Todd Gardner has a few helpful tips to help protect homes this winter season. Superintendent Gardner reported that most incidents happen at the beginning of the season since people don’t take these simple steps before cold weather hits.
His first tip is to be sure that all hoses are disconnected and outdoor faucets are turned off. He said even “frost-free” faucets can freeze and break if they’re not disconnected and completely switched off. He also stressed the importance of making sure that crawlspace doors and other openings are securely shut to keep drafts from entering the home and cooling the water pipes. Continue reading
The Knox Water Department will begin flushing waterlines and fire hydrants tomorrow morning.
Knox Water Superintendent Todd Garner said this procedure is performed to test the working order of the fire hydrants and to keep the water mains clean. Gardner said the work will be done during the day and should be completed, at the latest, by Tuesday of next week.
Keep an eye out for Knox Water Department crews while driving around town this week.
Knox Water Superintendent Todd Gardner announced a milestone in the Brown Circle Waterline Project when the Knox City Council met Tuesday evening.
Gardner told the council members that all the houses that had been hooked up to the old waterline in the area of Brown Circle, were switched over to the new waterline Tuesday, allowing the water department to switch off the outdated system. Three new fire hydrants were also installed as a part of the project. Gardner said when everything was complete, 33 homes were hooked up to the new system.
The Brown Circle Waterline Project was tackled as a preventative measure since the waterline system that was installed in the area in the 1940s was constructed of steel galvanized pipes that had a lifespan of only 40-45 years. The pipes in place were pushing more than 70 years of use and were tangled under residences and yards. Continue reading
The water line project on Brown Circle in Knox is complete. The water is on and active.
Three new fire hydrants were installed in the neighborhood and now the area has better fire protection. The fire departments will now be able to use those fire hydrants when needed for more adequate coverage.
The Knox Water Department recently completed a couple of improvement projects on Prettyman Street. A new water line is in place, and as a result water pressure to homes and businesses has improved significantly. Continue reading
Crews from the Knox Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants throughout the city today. Work will be done during the day. Motorists are asked to avoid driving through areas where they see employees working. Continue reading
Starting today, crews from the Knox Water Department will be flushing hydrants throughout the city . Work will be done during the day, and motorists are asked to avoid driving through areas where they see water department employees flushing hydrants. Continue reading
The Knox Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants tomorrow morning to clear water lines. Superintendent Todd Gardner says crews will be in the Carlson Subdivision. Star Court, Henry Drive, Airway Drive and Carlson will all be affected. Continue reading
Crews from the Knox Water Department will be flushing hydrants throughout the city this week. Work will be done during the day, and motorists are asked to avoid driving through areas where they see water department employees flushing hydrants. Continue reading
Fire hydrant flushing in the City of Knox will continue through Friday. Continue reading
Knox residents may notice discolored tap water this week due to scheduled fire hydrant flushing. Continue reading