Gallitzin to unveil water tanks

GALLITZIN – Gallitzin’s water authority is set to unveil new water treatment tanks at 8:30 a.m. Monday at a treatment facility along Chestnut Street.

Borough Council discussed the project last fall, noting that the $200,000 project would make it easier to remove impurities from water that cannot easily be removed using chemicals.

The project to install piping, valves, two open concrete tanks, a flow meter and fencing was completed last month.

Clarifiers and filters are used in a process called backwashing, which removes the particles and allows them to settle on the bottom of the two 19,000-gallon tanks before the water is treated and sent to a waste treatment plant.

Water Authority Chairman Jack Nagle said in a press release that the project has “been a long time coming.”

Ebensburg-based L.R. Kimball & Associates engineers designed the project, with construction completed by Clarion-based Terra Works.