Anderson Water Leak Renews Water Treatment Facility Talk
Anderson Mayor Kevin Smith says a brand new wastewater treatment facility is crucial for his city's continued expansion.
The Mayor says he hopes to make a formal pitch for the facility in the next month. He says the city's old infrastructure is to blame for a leak near the Wheeler Avenue substation adjacent to the White River. That's where a two-foot concrete main dating back to World War II failed. Smith says another line beneath it also sprung a leak.
At the height of the problem, officials says the main leak spewed about two-thousand gallons of water per hour into the White River. Smith says the concrete main has been repaired and crews continue to work on the other line. He adds the leak didn't affect drinking water supply. He says crews were able to stabilize water towers across the city. Ultimately, Smith says the city must upgrade its water system. He says the move is needed to lure more business and promote growth.