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Posted: Friday, 17 February 2017 6:52AM

New water treatment plant project passes through first stage of approval

At Thursday night’s Leitchfield Utilities Commission meeting, Commissioners learned that no bids were received regarding the Utility’s intended purchase of a valve replacement tool.

Utilities Superintendent Dwight Embry was authorized by Commissioners to advertise for a rebid on the piece of equipment, or negotiate a purchase price from a vendor.

The $40,000 to $45,000 piece of equipment will significantly reduce of the cost of replacing the nearly 800 valves in the water system that either now need, or will soon need, to be replaced.

New water treatment plant news

It was announced at the meeting that Leitchfield Utilities has jumped the initial governmental approval hurdle in the construction of a new water treatment plant, as the Utility’s plan for the new treatment plant passed through the first stage of approval.

Now, an environmental assessment and a geological survey must be completed before the project is allowed to move forward.

Cann-Tech Engineering will either complete the assessment and survey, or oversee its completion.

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