Century addressing its water problems

Council gives OK to upgrade water system and wells

At the Century Town Council meeting on Tuesday, March 19, Dale Long, with Municipal Engineering, Inc., gave an update of the Century Well and Water Plant Rehabilitation Project, saying it’s a legislative appropriation project that will require additional funding to get the town’s water system to a more sustainable utility.

Long said the bids that came in on March 7 were higher than the town has the money to pay for.

He suggested splitting the work into three phases, one for each well, emphasizing that well No. 1 is the town’s best working well at present.

“The recommendation is to award well N...

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