City Manager Concerned about Water Treatment in Storm

By: Patrick Claybon Email
By: Patrick Claybon Email

Emergency officials gathered to voice their concerns and needs about Tropical Storm Fay Friday morning.

One of those needs and concerns came from City Manager Mike West. He is worried about the sewer and water treatment plants around the city.

West fears a loss of power to the pumping units could result in a very smelly backup in some areas.

The city has looked into generators for many sites, but not all of them.

A large scale power outage could not only affect wastewater treatment, but pumping from wells also.

“Anytime you have a storm with potential of causing power outages, we're concerned,” West said. “Especially, when it comes to emergency facilities like hospitals and our wastewater treatment and water treatment supplies.”

The EMA office has opened up phone lines in order to help people with non-emergency hurricane questions. Those numbers are 702-2214, 702-2215 and 702-2216.

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