Andrews Moving Forward on Arsenic Treatment Project 1/3/14
CBS 7 News
January 3, 2014
ANDREWS-The City of Andrews is moving forward on plans to build a special water treatment plant to reduce the levels of arsenic and fluoride in the water.
City Manager Glen Hackler says this has been a multi-year effort with state officials to find a cheaper alternative to RO treatment for the community.
Hackler says they will discuss financing what is expected to be a $5 million project at its City Council meeting Thursday.
"We are piloting technology and we've found a technology that is both affordable and water conserving," Hackler said.
Hackler said levels of the chemicals were in compliance with state limits until a recent change in the guidelines, which pushed the community to consider the investment in a new treatment process.