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Equipment theft leads to water problems in Meigs County

POMEROY, Ohio — The theft of equipment from a Leading Creek Water Conservancy facility left many Meigs County residents without water Monday morning.

According to a post on the water utility’s Facebook page, the district’s communications, alarm and telemetry equipment were stolen overnight.

“Without any alarm system to warn us of tank levels, and no way for the wells to operate, our main line tanks went empty, creating loss of water and low pressures throughout our entire water system,” it says.

While the pumps were back online Monday morning, it takes 12 to 24 hours to bring the system back to its proper pressure levels, the post says.

The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

Among the items stolen were a monitoring station, an electrical generator and six or seven large batteries. Anyone who knows the location of the items or any other information related to the crime contact Deputy Clinton Patterson or Sgt. Frank Stewart at 740-992-3371.

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