QUINCY (WGEM) — Work is moving forward on a plan to make sure Quincy’s water supply stays safe for residents.
Phase two of the city’s water supply improvement project is under way.
City Engineering and Utilities director, Jeffrey Conte said the focus now is to rebuild 6 of the city’s 8 filters at the treatment plant.
He said the filters are approaching 40-years-old and have normal wear and tear.
“The other improvement would be to improve the capacity of them. So, we’re going to be replacing the filters with products that can treat more water which is good. So we will be doing two things in this project.”
Conte said phase two will cost the city $6.5 million to complete with a low-interest loan from the state.
He said it’s expected to be done by January next year, but they’re ahead of schedule.