OUT OF SIGHT, out of mind for some people, but not for the town’s water plant crew. They have handled the water plant equipment with kid gloves to keep it going until the new plant is ready to roll. Three water tanks have being installed, with a walkway inside the tanks for inspection purposes. An outside spiral staircase will also be added. J. Graham photo

Jaynell Graham

Marlinton Town Council was advised at Monday night’s meeting that the 300,000 gallon water tank near Mountain View Cemetery is now in operation and the old 100,000 gallon tank has been removed. The contractor needs to do final grading and seeding and reinstall fencing at that site.

Wayne Hypes, president of Dunn Engineers, said new tanks are in place at the water plant on Ninth Avenue and they are ready to accept water. In addition, Orders Construction will be back on site in two weeks, and work at the plant “will pick up steam.” The avenue will be shut down for a time to bring in a crane to set new filters for the plant. The public will be notified about the date and length of time of this disruption to traffic. Hypes anticipates that the water plant roof will come…

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