The water infrastructure for the splash pad at Wythogan Park is ready to go. Mayor Dennis Estok still hopes to open the attraction at the end of May. During Tuesday’s board of works meeting, Knox Water Superintendent Todd Gardner advised the meter setter is together and has been pressure tested. He mostly assembled it from spare parts. It will be placed in a concrete vault that will not be accessible to the general public.
Gardner also told the board the service line to the park is on “borrowed time.” He plans to run new line there as work is done. The board approved a $5,500 expenditure from the water department budget to extend a 6 inch service line an additional 400 feet and upgrade a hydrant. Gardner says PVC costs are reasonable, which will help keep costs down. The expense includes a fire hydrant.