City outlines water project plans for 2022
April 6, 2022
Greg Springman holds a 4-inch water main that's, well, in rough shape.
Rust pocks the inside, in large deposits in places. Any coating on the surface is long gone.
He picks up a 2-inch pipe, the kind that delivers drinking water to residences. It's even worse.
"This year we have a lot of water projects," said Springman, the city's Public Works director. "Just off the top of our head, we have identified five miles of small-diameter water mains that need replacement. Some of these pipes are more than 80 years old."
That's just the tip of the iceberg for the repairs and upgrades he and h...