CHARLESTOWN, Ind. — The people who live in Charlestown, Ind. have been waiting years for a fix to the city's water system. Indiana American Water (IAW) bought Charlestown's water utility in 2019 with a promise to give the community clear water.
This summer, the company plans to start construction on a new treatment facility but until it's ready, IAW is setting up a temporary mobile filtration unit. The new unit was revealed at a ribbon-cutting Tuesday afternoon.
"This is a long-term problem that is finally seeing a solution," said Charlestown Mayor Dr. Treva Hodges.
The temporary system will filter about 650,000 gallons of water daily while also removing on average 1 lb. of manganese daily.
According to company leaders, the temporary unit will provide an incremental improvement in water quality until the permanent facility is ready to go.
IAW is expecting to have a permanent system in place by mid-summer of 2022.
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