Published: Wednesday, 20 April 2016 01:58
MOUNT VERNON - The following was posted on the city of Mount Vernon website on April 18, 2016:
The water customers of the City of Mount Vernon and Village of Gambier are requested to conserve water.
Due to the replacement of a pump at the well we will need to run at a reduced production rate for a few days. The Employees will fill the system to the maximum level possible before the reinstallation of the pump. With your cooperation we foresee the ability to keep up with demand thus not having to issue a city-wide boil advisory. Some consumers may experience low water pressure during this time.
Ways to save water:
• Take shorter showers
• Turn faucet off while brushing teeth
• Do not wash your vehicles
• Wash only full loads of dishes or clothing
• Do not leave water running while rinsing dishes
Thank you for your cooperation, if you have any concerns please call the City of Mount Vernon water department at 740-393-9504.
Published: Tuesday, 19 April 2016 02:54
MOUNT VERNON - Volunteers armed with rakes, shovels, work gloves, and a desire to help neighbors spruce up their homes participated in the Brush with Kindness with Habitat for Humanity over the weekend. Volunteers and businesses donated time and materials to help out seven homeowners on Cottage and Cooper streets and at Pleasant Street Elementary School.
Habitat for Humanity's Christi Hawkins said, "We live in the best community ever. We have the most wonderful people living here and thanks to Ariel Foundation they reached out to all these companies and this was the response." Hawkins said she spent January and February walking up and down Cottage Street trying to get residents to agree to allow the work to be done at their homes.
Volunteers participated in the Brush with Kindness event last weekend - KnoxPages.com photos by Marty Trese
Those who participated include teams from: Ariel Foundation, Gay Street United Methodist Church, First Knox National Bank, Rotary, Kiwanis, Kenyon College, LifePoint Church, Siemens, TD Landscape, 2016 Leadership Knox Class, Knox County Career Center, Keith Chester, Colby Clippinger, OSU Newark-LeFevre Fellows & COTC.
See more pictures of the Brush with Kindness event on our KnoxPages.com Facebook page.