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October 24, 2013

Officials to show off finished product, open house

FULTON, Ill. — A $3.1 million water structure rehabilitation project has concluded and to celebrate its completion, the city of Fulton is inviting the community to take part in an open house on Nov. 2.

For more than 10 years, the city of Fulton has had a vision of creating a sustainable water system that would benefit the community for many years to come, and in June, the city completed a well house pressure filtration system, to do just that.

“This is something that’s going to take care of Fulton for the next 40 to 50 years,” City Administrator Randy Balk said.

Although the construction on the well house concluded in June, the city wanted to complete the road to the well house as well as landscaping and other aesthetic features before hosting the open house.

“It’s been finished since about June, but now that the road is finished, we decided we should try to show it off,” Balk said. “We’re very proud of it.”

Located within the large, brick well house on 16th Avenue and 11th Street in Fulton, is a 1,945 foot, sandstone well, and a shallow sand and gravel well approximately 300 feet deep.

Both wells are operated by a 1,200 gallon per minute pressure filter, that reduces the iron and manganese in the shallow well and the combined radium in the deep well, among other things.

The water treatment plant is also supplied with a digital touch pad that allows the Public Works Department to calculate how much water is in the city’s water tower, how much is being distributed through the town and which well the water is being filtered from.

“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.”

As with the open house, weather can always be a factor but Balk still hopes to see at least 100 people present at the event.

“It’s really kind of hard to say (how many people will come). We’re showing off a pressure filter plant,” Balk said. “We’re very pleased with how it’s functioning and Dan Clark and his staff have been doing a fantastic job of keeping this going.”

 

 

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