- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 8, 2014

MONROE, La. (AP) - The Monroe City Council will consider hiring an engineering firm to conduct a feasibility study for a project to expand the water treatment plant.

The News-Star reports (https://tnsne.ws/TZIJbh ) the proposal will be discussed at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

Mayor Jamie Mayo’s administration wants to hire Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company to prepare preliminary designs for a project to expand the plant. The study would cost $200,000 and take six months to complete.

The existing facility was constructed in the late 1960s and was designed for a capacity of 12 million gallons per day. However, Mayo said population and business growth has caused the plant to treat an average of 16 million gallons per day. The city wants the plant to be able to treat 18 million gallons per day.

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