Howard County Regional Water Commission (HCRWC) members and guests celebrated as the Commission was honored at a ceremony in New Franklin to announce the award of USDA-RD funding for a water regionalization project. The Commission will receive a loan of $5,473,000 at 3.25 % and a grant of $5,036,781. Funds will be used to meet the costs of new wells, a new lime-softening water treatment plant to be constructed near New Franklin, a new water storage tower, and distribution lines to serve water customers of Fayette, New Franklin and Consolidated Water Supply District No. 1 of Howard County.
Project design is underway at this time. MECO President Kenneth L. Woods, PE is the Commission’s Engineer.
January 2013: A test well was drilled this month to obtain data for the final design of the production well and water treatment plant. This test well data determines expected capacity from the production well at the site and the degree of water treatment to make the finished water aesthetically pleasing and healthy for consumption.