- 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.


Information from: The News-Star, https://www.thenewsstar.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide