CLINTON — Commissioner John Wise reported on Monday that the pump that adds chlorine to the water system was having problems.
“It’s the one that was recommended, but it has never worked like it should,” Wise said.
He said the department had spent money keeping it working, including $300-$500 every time it required rebuilding.
“We went and looked at what they recommend now,” he said. “We found a new type that is supposed to work much better.”
He said the cost of the new pump was $2,300, and the money already was in the budget.
Wise said the current pump was allowing too much fluctuation in the water system chlorine level.
“It just does not keep it on standard,” Wise said. “They’re having to adjust it all the time.”
The new pump is on order, and Wise said workers would get it installed as soon as possible.
“And, eventually, we’ll get another one as a back-up. That way we’ll always have one if anything goes wrong.”
In other business, accounts and finances commissioner Tom Edmunds reported Monday non-home rule sales tax was down about $1,900 over the same period last year. But, regular city sales tax was up about $7,600.
“So, that is good news,” Edmunds said.