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Holland: water supply a problem
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Feb 23, 2012 | 2519 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Members of the Gray council water committee met recently to review and prioritize projects for the city’s water department.

Engineer Matt Smith, with Carter and Sloop, said the reason for the meeting is he was asked by the new city superintendent, Jon Holland, for an update on the projects. Smith said he went back to a master list from 2009 and brought it up to date.

He said he put the projects in tiers, ranking the most important and achievable.

The first on his list was upgrades at the water treatment plant. The engineers said the media filter needs to be replaced. This is one of his major concerns and has a price tag of $25,000 to $30,000.

“Usually they are replaced every 5-10 years. These are going on 30 years,” he said.

Smith said, in addition to the filters, the drains underneath the filters probably need replacing. He said the chlorine system is outdated and potentially dangerous. It could contaminate the system and the hydrator.

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