The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is giving the city of St. Clairsville a few deadlines for its water system.

-submit a plan of action

-make the necessary repairs to the water treatment plant.

A meeting was held last week in Columbus about the situation.

City Service Director Jim Zucal said St. Clairsville will then have 2 years to implement a plan and find a new water source.

St. Clairsville has also been talking with Belmont County about a partnership.

And Aqua Ohio’s offer still stands through April, if the city decides to sell its water system.

Currently, the city’s treatment plant draws water from the reservoir.

At the water treatment plant, crews are currently in the process of replacing the carbon feed system.

One of the operators said that’s one of many upgrades that’s being made.