The Mayor reported this week that the wastewater plant continues to struggle during rain events.
During the heavy rains this week, the plant was flooded with large amounts of stormwater intrusion into the system. The plant staff manned the plant around the clock to be ready to take action if the plant failed.
For over a 24-hour period, it processed over 600,000 gallons which is an unacceptable amount for such a short period of time.
Due to the large-scale water intrusion, the town was required to notify the DEQ.
Billy Powell, Utility Maintenance Manager, believes the issue may be originating on Monroe Avenue, however most testing is required to confirm this.