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Port Kent water plant now online

Port Kent Water Treatment Facility manager Dave Winter, left, and Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow, right, listen to AES engineer Todd Hodgson talk about the filtering system at the new plant.

Port Kent Water Treatment Facility manager Dave Winter, left, and Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow, right, listen to AES engineer Todd Hodgson talk about the filtering system at the new plant. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Morrow said that so far, the only difference people have seen is in the water pressure.

“People had been asking me when we were going to put the plant online and would we be sending out notices,” Morrow said. “I called a couple people after we went online and asked them if they had noticed any difference in the water quality, and all of them said they had not noticed.”

The water district is backed up by a 170,000-gallon tank located near the plant that is gravity fed to the water lines through the hamlet.

Hodgson said that awareness from the open house and official announcement of the system being operational, they would see more use from customers.

“We are looking forward to seeing what the plant will do when more people start using water now that there are no restrictions on usage,” he said.

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