Due to its constant use, all infrastructure has an associated life expectancy. Upgrades and rehab projects help extend a structure's useful life. However, in some cases the state of the structure, its operational capacity, and operational efficiency are no longer adequate. An expansion or rehab is either not possible physically or not possible due to economics. The McCormick Commission of Public Work's water plant was originally started in the 1920's. It has seen several upgrades over the years, most recently in the 1990's. However, it has reached a point where a simple upgrade or rehab is not an option. A new plant will address issues with capacity, operating efficiency, energy efficiency, regulations, along with structural concerns. We understand that a project of this nature raises concerns among our customers due to its cost. However, this is the best solution going forward that helps provide our customers with clean water for years to come.
Update: Construction is expected to begin in late fall of 2020!