The Town of Culver is planning a complete overhaul of its water plant.
Culver Town Manager David Schoeff told WKVI that town officials are working to apply for an Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) grant worth $400,000. This will help in obtaining the $1 million needed for the upgrades. The town will also apply for a state revolving loan.
Schoeff said the council members are hoping that the town is approved for the grant this year and construction can start next year.
Schoeff explained that there are just too many issues with the 60-year-old plant to keep putting band-aids on the problem. He noted that it’s costing more to repair than it would to rehabilitate the entire plant.
While the council members have the taxpayers in mind, they are trying to minimize the impact the project will have on pocketbooks. However, an increase in water bills will need to be assessed along with this project.