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Kingwood Water Works Board gives update on new generators

KINGWOOD — The Kingwood Water Works Board held a short meeting Tuesday evening before going into executive session to discuss personnel.

Potesta senior engineer Tim Rice, who is working with the Kingwood Water board, said his staff has reached out to Cleveland Brothers to find out when five generators the city ordered will be delivered.

Earlier, board President Robert DiRiggi said the board accepted a $312,515 from Cleveland Brothers for the five new generators. He said the city also received a bid from Cummins for $318,605, and one from GEC Inc. for $373,372.

Rice said the city plans to place one of the generators at the Kingwood Water Treatment Plant, one at the intermediate pumping station, one at the Whetsell Street Booster Station, one at the Kinny Booster Station, and one at the main storage tank.

He said when installed, the generators will take over to keep the water flowing in the event of a power outage.

Kingwood is the largest water producer in Preston County, serving about a third of the county’s water customers. There are 10 storage tanks, and between Kingwood and the former Public Service District 2 areas, there are 100 to 150 miles of line.

In other business board members approved one leak adjustment and five tap applications, some of which were approved contingent on acquiring a right-of-way.

The next meeting of the Kingwood Water Works Board will be at 6:30 p.m. on June 11.

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