Major goal is reliability of supply
Construction is starting on a $6 million water treatment plant improvement project for Storm Lake - a project aimed at improving reliability for the aging water plant.
Increased reliability for users of the city's water treatment plant is a key feature of the improvement project.
Right now if any major systems fail, it would likely be a repeat of last summer when the city had to enact strict water conservation measures and close down several industries.
"The new plant will give us the ability that if we do have problems, we'll have back-up equipment and the ability for future treatment of more water," said Shane Stewart, operations supervisor for U.S. Filter which operates the treatment plant.
Pick your copy of the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune to read about the water plant project.