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Village of Morristown plans to add a chlorinator to its water tower

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MORRISTOWN - The village is working with engineering firm C2AE, Canton, to develop a plan to install a chlorinator at the base of the water tower.

Village officials hope to have the chlorinator, which will more evenly distribute chlorine through the village’s water supply, installed in the summer. The engineering study, which will cost roughly $4,000, is expected to be complete by mid-February, Mayor Cheryl A. Shatraw said.

The study will include a cost estimate of the final project which the village plans on completing this summer.

Mrs. Shatraw said she wants to have the project costs included in the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget, due in April.

Village Superintendent of Public Works Kevin J. Crosby said it should take “less than a month” to install the chlorinator once they begin work this summer.

Currently the village’s water is exposed to chlorine, a disinfectant, at the water plant only.

“We have to run the chlorine high enough so it runs high throughout the village,” Mr. Crosby said.

The result of the current system is that residents close to the tower will often find their water has especially high amounts of chlorine while households that are further away may not have enough Mr. Crosby said.

A chlorinator located at the base of the water tower will allow the chemical to be more evenly spread throughout the water supply, Mr. Crosby said.

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