GENESEO — Bill Davis from the MRB Group presented the Geneseo Village Board of Trustees with a water tank modification proposal Monday night.
The tank distributes water to the Village of Geneseo, the Town of Geneseo and the Town of York. According to Davis, the water distributed to the Town of Geneseo and the Town of York currently exceeds the threshold of recommended THM levels. THMs are a compound created after disinfecting and can be cancer-causing at certain levels.
Some of the tank’s water becomes stagnate, allowing the THMs to form in the water sent to the towns of Geneseo and York. Davis presented the Board with two possible remedies for the situation.
The first remedy involves a mixing system that runs the water through an aeration system, releasing the THMs. The second remedy, which Davis recommends, involves taking the pipe that goes in and out of the tank and making a separate outlet. Since it takes time for the THMs to form, this method would reduce the time for them to form.
By fixing the tank, the THM levels would be consistent and the water will only be in the tank two or three days.
The Village agreed to let the MRB Group fix the tank with the second method. The Town of Geneseo has already agreed to help out financially, as well.
Since the best time to work on the tank is when the college is out, the work will begin next June. The work will take around $170,000 to complete.