New Water Plant Underway

New Water Plant Underway

by Brittany Shannon on June 3, 2010

The new plant will be located next to the current building on North River Road and will provide office space, a lab, and will be much more efficient.

"It will be all automated, all up-to-date with everything. We’re going to go from 7.5 million gallons a day to 10 million gallons per day pumping, so, and everything will be brand new, " says Water Superintendent, Paul Mills.

The $16.1 million-dollar project will enable the plant to do things that it couldn’t do before.

"New laboratory, bacterial laboratory. [Which] we send out our bacterial samples now to be tested, 40 a month. We’ll be able to do that ourselves "

Kokosing is the contractor, and they hope to have the project completed within two years.