New water plant still not online, but getting closer

The city is running a bit behind on the first phase of its new water treatment plant, located at the site of the old one on Business 377/East Pearl Street. The system had been expected to go online Oct. 1. Public Information Officer Bethany Kyle Warner said that operator training has begun, but the plant is “not completely operational yet, as the new reverse osmosis portion of the plant is not yet ready.”