June 24, 2009--$9 million water plant renovation almost complete (Craig Daily Press)

The new water filtration system at the Craig water treatment plant filters as much as 12 million gallons a day, as opposed to the old plant’s smaller tanks, which capped at a combined six million gallons a day. The old filtration system at the Craig water treatment plant, which is no longer in use, required plant operators to manually turn valves when they operated the filters. The Craig City Council approved a roughly $8 million construction project at the plant a few years ago, plus $1 million in design fees to Denver-based engineering firm Tetra Tech, with the intent of doubling the city’s capacity for clean drinking water from 6 million gallons to 12 million gallons a day.

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