By Amy Kent
Herald Staff Writer
The water filter treatment plant open house, scheduled for November 2, in Fulton has been canceled, for the time being.
Fulton city clerk Linda Hollis made the announcement Thursday citing unexpected and unforeseen circumstances for the cancellation. It has yet to be determined when the open house will be hosted, but it has been confirmed that it will be rescheduled.
The open house is set to highlight phase two of a $3.2 million dollar water restoration project the city has been working on for more than 10 years.
In phase two of the project, two wells were constructed; a 1,945 foot deep sandstone well and a 300 foot shallow sand and gravel well. A state-of-the-art pressure filter system was also installed to keep iron and manganese in the shallow well and radium levels in the deep well, as well as a number of other things.
City administrator Randy Balk said the city is incredibly proud of it's new water system, and feels it will benefit Fulton for 40 to 50 years to come.
“We’re very fortunate, and very proud, that we have this,” Balk said. “It’s something now that completes a good water capacity for the city of Fulton.”