Power outages wreak havoc on town wells


When two variable-frequency drives (VFD), which vary the frequency and voltage to an electric motor, were cooked during the July 30 scheduled power outage, it made nine total VFDs damaged by power outages at Saratoga’s water well.

The Saratoga/Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (Water and Sewer Board) reviewed possible options to prevent these costly losses. The two damaged most recently will cost around $12,000 total, including installation.

The VFDs will be sent out for analysis in order to figure out what is making them susceptible to damage. Options discussed included installing...

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