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Repairs at Lima Wastewater Treatment Plant continue

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City crews have worked tirelessly on clean up and repairs along with a few outside contractors. City crews have worked tirelessly on clean up and repairs along with a few outside contractors.
The major switch gear still needs to be replaced before the plant will be on its own power. The major switch gear still needs to be replaced before the plant will be on its own power.

As repairs continue at the Lima Wastewater Treatment Plant from a late July lightning strike, officials say the damage may not be as expensive as first thought.

Utilities Director Mike Caprella says the facility is about 95% up on temporary power. They've been analyzing costs with the insurance adjusters and Caprella is hopeful the damage will be under the 3-million dollar mark first anticipated. Crews are now working on areas of the plant that were underwater which ruined all of the electronic components, motors and pumps. Temporary air conditioners have been brought in to keep the labs and computers cool. City crews have worked tirelessly on clean up and repairs along with a few outside contractors.

The major switch gear still needs to be replaced before the plant will be on its own power. Caprella says that should be sometime around Thanksgiving.

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