City wants plan to increase water treatment

The City of Jacksboro is feeling pressure from the state to have a plan in place to increase its water treatment capacity.

City Manager Mike Smith said during last Texas Commission for Environmental Quality water treatment plant inspection in 2017, comments included a recommendation that the city submit a planning report explaining how the city plans to meet capacity demands for the foreseeable future and if additional capacity for production needs to be added to the plant.

TCEQ calculates the Jacksboro system is currently operating above 85 percent capacity. The city along with its consulting firm, EHT, disagrees believing the Lindsey State Jail usage skews TCEQ’s methodology.

To read the complete article, see the Feb. 6 edition of the Herald-Gazette.


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