Corinth water project nearly done

CORINTH – A major project to increase the water supply of Corinth is nearing completion.

Officials say work is nearly done on a $50 million intake structure at the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway and raw water transmission lines to a treatment plant that encompasses more than 60 acres.

“This time next year, we should be at the point where we are treating water,” said Corinth Gas & Water Department Manager John Rhodes. “We needed a more dependable water source.”

The plant has the capacity to withdraw 10 million gallons a day, while the city’s usual peak demand is about 6 million gallons per day.

The increased water capacity is expected to help the city recruit new industries.

The Associated Press