Public Utilities Director Seth Jensen tells Finger Lakes News Radio the system was being tested on Friday morning and was expected to be online later in the day. The system is activated if microcystins are detected in the raw water entering the upper pumping station at Emerson Park. He adds the temporary system could become permanent.
Unlike the Auburn system, the carbon filtration system at the Town of Owasco water plant is a temporary setup that will be removed later this year.
Auburn Public Utilities Director Seth Jensen is ready to flip the switch on the temporary carbon filter system installed at the city’s water pumping station. City Clerk Chuck Mason said on Friday’s Finger Lakes Morning News the treatment system could be fully operational within days.
Town of Owasco Supervisor Ed Wagner says the town’s temporary filter system will be turned on once the results of tests of the system conducted by Auburn officials come in.
So far tests have not found any toxins in either water system.