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Tallahassee breaks ground on new water treatment lab

Posted at 5:27 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 17:27:16-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The City of Tallahassee wants to make sure residents are drinking clean water.

City leaders announced the new $5 million construction project for a new lab Thursday morning.

The new lab will be right next to the current one on Springhill Road.

It will have 27 deep water supply wells along with eight raised storage tanks.

Commissioner Curtis Richardson says the lab in place now works great but it's time for an update.

"Tallahassee is known for its great drinking water," said Curtis Richardson, a city commissioner. "We've been recognized three times statewide for the quality of our drinking water here in Tallahassee. We want to make it even better. Our lab is about 50 years old so it's gotten to the point where it's a little outdated."

The city says the hope is to have a ribbon-cutting for the new facility by this time next year.