Owensboro Municipal Utilities studying aging treatment plant

Owensboro Municipal Utilities studying aging treatment plant

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - Owensboro Municipal Utilities is trying to figure out how to save a nearly 100 year old water production plant.

OMU CEO, Terry Naulty, says the plant is falling apart and it's a safety hazard for employees.

He also says the plant jeopardizes the water supply for many in Owensboro.

Naulty hopes the study will help OMU figure out a way to fix the aging building.

Bids for an outside contractor to do the study will be accepted through January 9. It's expected to cost about a half-million dollars.

Naulty says the study will likely start in February with results to be reported in June.

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