BENTON -- Scott County Public Water Supply District No. 4 officials are hoping to be providing fresh, clean water to the Kelly and Scott Central school districts by mid September.
"We have the (water treatment) plant started up and making water," said John Chittenden, president of Waters Engineering in Sikeston, the engineering firm for the project.
Officials hope to see the snag with the installation of the water distribution system cleared up and back on track next week.
The water district voted on May 20 to terminate the contract with the contractor on that portion of the project, Municipal Construction, Inc. of Goodrich, Mich., as MCI had ceased substantial performance.
"About 85 percent of the main lines are installed," Chittenden said. "All the meter settings and house hookups are yet to be done."
MCI's bonding company, Western Surety of Sioux Falls, S.D., is now finalizing the takeover agreement for the remaining work.
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