Liberty to study water plant capacity

July 01, 2004|BRENDA S. EDWARDS

LIBERTY - The city will do a feasibility study to see if the water plant is sufficient for the city and county's water supply or if an expansion is needed.

The City Council agreed Monday night to hire a firm to do the study.

Mayor Steve Sweeney said he estimated the plant is at 70 percent capacity and East Casey County Water District plans to add more customers within the next few months.

"We need to look at expansion and the water-producing capacity," he said.

The council also will look at another source of water if needed, he said, adding the water plant will be outdated soon. The city and county gets its water from Lake Liberty and the city treats the water.

In other matters, the council agreed to ask the Casey County 4-H Horse Club to vacate city-owned industrial development property on the south side of town.


Sweeney said the 4-H Horse Arena has not been used in more than a year, and the city needs to make the property available for prospective customers for economic development purposes. The city will give the Horse Club a 30-day notice to vacate.

The City Council also:

* Heard the sewer expansion on the south side of the city is running behind schedule because of weather. Sweeney said it will be another month before work is finished.

* Agreed to smoke-test the sewer lines to check for water coming from gutters or sump pumps. The city agreed to hire an engineering firm to do the work at a cost of $17,000.

The council also passed a $2.7 million budget for the next fiscal year during a special called meeting Tuesday night.

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