By Portia Williams
SOUTH SHORE, Ky. — The new clear well project in the city of South Shore, Ky. has been completed. Cheryl Moore, Mayor of South Shore, said the $607,000 clear well is operating smoothly.
Moore said the new clear well has been operating for one month, and gives the plant a touch of modernism.
“It is working great, and everything is working very well. The big cost for this project was $607,000, and that was for everything, engineering and construction,” Moore said. “We had our final meeting on it on November 19th, and it was put into operation actually a month before that. We have taken care of all of the few things that have to be done, and it gives us a reading on how much is in it. This modernizes everything for our plant, and we are really glad to have this in place.”
Thomas Environmental Contracting in Greenup, Ky., and Crom out of Gainesville, Fla., were contracted to perform the work for the project.
Gary Staton, engineer representative on site for Bell Engineering out of Lexington, Ky., said likened the clear well to a water pump.
“This is a new clear well. After the water has been processed and cleaned, it is a storage reservoir that will be pumped out of here into the system,” Staton said. “This like a water pump, it’s a clear well in the ground. You got to do something with the fresh water, so that you can send it out to the people. You see, they can treat around the clock, and then store it here, and then take it out as they need it.”
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