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Shinnston to Install New Filters at Water Treatment Plant
Shinnston water customers are being asked to curtail excess water usage over the next three weeks as the City installs new filters at their Water Treatment Plant.
Earlier this year the City was approved for financing on a lease/purchase agreement allowing for the purchase and installation of new filters. These will replace the existing filters which have been in place since the plant was constructed in 1978.
The new filters are expected to greatly increase efficiency in plant operations, both in terms of monetary operations as well as capacity to produce water.
The installation process begins with line testing on Friday. The physical installation of the filters will begin on Monday. The process will take 20 days to complete.
During the duration of the project, the water plant will be operating at levels below normal production capacity. Although this is not expected to affect everyday usage, water customers are being asked to curtail any excess use of water, such as washing of vehicles, filling swimming pools, etc.
Customers in the Fairmont Industrial Park and Manley Chapel Road areas may experience an increase in water pressure, which could affect fire suppression systems.
The installation of these new filters is a major component of the City’s plan to maximize efficiency and reduce unnecessary costs associated with operation of the utilities, while also allowing for increased capacity and quality of product.
The mission of the City of Shinnston is to provide excellent utility, public works, and customer services; to encourage economic development of the City; to ensure public safety; and to foster an atmosphere of community involvement.