The Knox City Council this week discussed a steel wall near the wastewater plant that has been suffering from corrosion. Mayor Rick Chambers explained that a steel building near the area where sewage is brought in has been affected by wastewater splashing on it, causing the wall to rust.
He said that, as a result, the wall is now deteriorating and letting weather get into the area. Fortunately, this wall is not structural, but is only used to keep weather out from the sewage area.
A contractor had previously been hired to replace the wall with a cement wall to prevent the problem from reoccurring, but Chambers said that contractor has been extremely busy and unable to perform the work for nearly a year. As a result, he said the council will now need to send the project out for rebidding.
The council will soon review quotes from different contractors on replacing the wall with cement.