Equipment acquisition OK’d by McDonough council

New equipment is on the way to support McDonough’s water system.

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New equipment is on the way to support McDonough’s water system.

Just over $200,000 was allocated by the McDonough City Council at its Nov. 5 regular meeting for the purchase of two new pieces of equipment to support its water system. According to city staff reports, the $166,060 installation of a new Aqualitec multi rake screen “raketec” and washer/compactor “compatec” for the wastewater plant is designed to automatically remove and compact sewer debris and non-dispersible products.

The water distribution department is receiving a 2021 Ford F-350 crew cab long-bed truck at a cost of $35,887 and it is designated as a replacement for an older model that was sent to be surplused due to its age and condition. Each expenditure comes from its respective department’s budget. Information: mcdonoughga.org.