An answer for the water?

Published: Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 09:41 AM.

With roughly 58 percent of the fiscal year gone, city financial officer Mike Lacour said, the water plant has already consumed some 70 percent of its budget for chemicals this year.

And if proven effective, whatever investment the city will make for lime pretreatment – purchase of the lime slurry and a holding tank – the city figures to recoup that expense in the long term through reduction in chemical costs.

“We should be able to save enough money that it will pay for itself,” said Mayor Mel Magidson.

Line replacement in North Port St. Joe

While heavy rains delayed the work the project to replace water lines in a large area of North Port St. Joe should be completed by mid- to late-June, said Clay Smallwood with Preble Rish Engineers.

Tie-ins should begin in the next two weeks he said and the switch over to the new distribution lines should quickly follow.

The city is also beginning the process of securing a Community Development Block Grant to complete line replacement in the neighborhood.

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