Century OKs funds to keep utilities up

Switches to keep water and sewer running

The Century Town Council Tuesday night approved Water Superintendent Heath Burkett to spend up to and no more than $15,000 out of the town’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds on three transfer switches that will allow each generator to switch power to the wastewater treatment plant (wwtp) building or the town’s two water wells in order to keep all three facilities operating if there is a power outage or a major event that interrupts power.

Burkett said in a recent short power outage, the generator at one water well cranked up but because the transfer switch has been having problems, it wou...