Star Lake Gets New Water Filtration SystemPosted: Updated:
Don’t drop it. That’s the motto on this construction site. The heart of the water district's new system rolls into town. Two brand new, 20-ton water filtration units have arrived.
“Nano-filtration is really what it's called...Absolutely better quality water,” said Chris Lawton, civil engineer with Barton & Loguidice.
The snow? These guys hardly notice as they install the heart of Star Lake’s new $8.5 million water system.
“The workers, you couldn't ask for better contractors than are on this project right now,” said Lawton.
Everything is new on the eight-mile system. It will be expanded to serve Newton Falls.
They'll throw the switch on this new water filtration plant in a couple of months. The new water system will have three times the capacity of the old one. That means more reliable water service for all customers in Star Lake.
“We needed a drastic update...Old systems, you have a lot of problems. This should alleviate a lot of those problems,” said
Walter Todd, owner of Todd Supply True Value.
Providing clean, pure drinking water for residents is part of the community's strategy to sustain itself.
“We've actually progressed from one of the most antiquated filtration systems in the state to one of the most technically advanced,” said Mark Hall, Star Lake Water District superintendent.
The new system is financed by the combination of a grant and a no-interest loan. A water rate increase costing each household about $100 per year is being used to pay back the loans.