|By Bob Weaver|
Water will be coming to 200 Calhoun homes soon.
An optimistic press release a few weeks ago saying water will be flowing through Calhoun's 21-mile $5.2 million water project as early as December 9 appears to be in error.
During the recent Mt. Zion PSD meeting, project engineer Jim Hildreth said he had little hope that water would be in lines by a January 3 when he has a meeting with Bruce Allen Pipeline.
PSD board member Roscoe Gainer told Spencer Newspapers that the project was to have been completed six months ago, with the company being given a two-month extension, it is still four months behind.
The beleaguered water project has labored through twenty years of study, financing issues, bid interference litigation, contentious hearings, investigations over management and delays.
The project will bring public water to parts of Calhoun whose water supply has continually worsened with water wells playing out or unable to produce drinking water.
READ: 12-23-2011 $5.2 MIL WATER PROJECT BEHIND ON COMPLETION - Mt. Zion PSD Struggling With Debts