New Water Plant Underway

POSTED BY: Brittany Shannon
Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 05:47 PM
Water Plant

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.

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