Hot Sulphur Springs celebrates completion of water plant
November 12, 2010
Hot Sulphur Springs residents and interested community members will be recognizing the completion of the Hot Sulphur Springs Water Project at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, during a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house.
In one year since the town’s launch of a $3.3 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act water improvement project, Hot Sulphur has a new state-of-the art water plant, a new clear well, a second 230,000-gallon storage tank, a new water intake system and related river restoration work. Finishing touches involve landscaping and tweaking the system, according to project spokesperson Cindy Southway.
During the course of the project, unanticipated bedrock required a blasting crew, yet the entire project ended up “on time and on budget,” Southway said.
Garney Companies Inc, of Denver, was contracted for the work, and according to Southway, local businesses and subcontractors were used.
The town’s existing water plant was retrofitted to be used as a pre-treatment facility, while the new neighboring plant boasts the latest technology in water filtration.
During Saturday tours of the facility, “plant operators will show how equipment works and what citizens got for their money,” Southway said.