BLWD Manager Terry Goins said that on Monday morning. He stated that crews with Smith Contractors, based in Lawrenceburg, have been replacing valves and wiring and are about 80 percent complete with the chemical building, which will be used to store the chemicals used to treat the water.
“So far, we’ve done very well. To date, we haven’t needed any change orders, which is always a good thing,” Goins said.
Once the chemical building is complete, the crews will start work on a flocculator, a concrete structure that will stir said chemicals into the water with giant paddles, said Goins.
The district was going to receive a $240,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a new generator, but that grant was frozen earlier this year. Goins said they’re hoping to find a used generator that doesn’t have too many hours, but also said everything else, including wiring and ducts, is in place for when they’re able to get that generator.
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