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Pineview Estates Mobile Home Park Water Service Still Unreliable

The main well for a small well water system that serves this 200-trailer park.
The main well for a small well water system that serves this 200-trailer park.

The Pineview Estates mobile home park was recently without water yet again, despite help from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

 

The main well for a small well water system that serves this 200-trailer park.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO
The main well for a small well water system that serves this 200-trailer park.

The water system at the park has been unreliable for years, and landlord TimothyDearwesterstill hadn’t made an effort to fix it, despite being asked to by the Ohio EPA and a Montgomery County Court judge. The Attorney General’s office is seeking to putDearwesterin jail for failing to comply.

This week, a judge issued an order allowing Ohio EPA contractors the access they needed to repair the system.

A maintenance person from Pineview Estates made fixes to the system Wednesday, but the residents still lost water pressure early Thursday morning. EPA contractors are now trying to resolve the issue.

“Nobody should have to put up with this," said Dina Pierce of the Ohio EPA. "So we’re working, and hopefully we’ll get some repairs done here soon.”

Residents of the park are currently under a boil advisory.

 

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