Volume 51, Number 42

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, October 16, 2014

Water storage maintenance and water line project underway

Water storage maintenance and water line project underwaySubmitted by:
Chris Thompson,
Byrdstown Mayor
There are a lot of things going on at City Hall lately. Aside from the regular day to day operations, I have been working with our CPA on the annual budget for the Water, Sewer, Street, General, and Fire Departments.
Everyone knows that the economy is slow, which not only lessens individual and business revenue, but it also lessens local, state, and federal revenues. The only reasonable option is to tighten up on unneeded spending in each department to make up for the shortfall in revenue while still providing the services people need here in Byrdstown and Pickett County. It only makes sense to treat it like it was your own business and try to manage it wisely for the benefit of everyone. Part of continuing to provide water service to our customers is to keep an ongoing maintenance program that meets State guidelines as set forth by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
TDEC's guidelines concerning drinking water typically have the best interests of the public in mind. Part of these guidelines is water storage tank maintenance. We are currently in the process of a total interior and exterior renovation of the Clark Mountain tank which is required by the State. The contract which was put out to bid for the renovation was awarded to W&O Construction. I was at the sight last Wednesday, June 16th and decided to take a couple of pictures. The gentleman in the pictures is Richard Armstrong of Albany, Ky. who is in charge of the work. Richard has been renovating water storage tanks for years including tanks for Byrdstown in the past. It will be two to three weeks before the tank is finished and is back online. I apologize for any interruptions in water service due to this work.
Water service to the Etter and Moodyville Communities will be interrupted on Monday, June 27th due to a water line relocation project at Ringley Creek Bridge.
The work won’t begin until 8:30 a.m. to lessen the inconvenience to customers and is expected to be finished by the time people get home from work.

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