Council to hear report on water system – Rocky Mount Telegram


A Rocky Mount City Council member more than a month ago called for a report about the status of the municipal water system and the plan apparently is to hear an update at the council’s meeting at 4 p.m. on Monday.

A copy of the council agenda, posted online on Friday, has a 12-page PowerPoint-like image from Water Resources Director Brenton Bent. The image lists information about where the city’s water comes from and how the water is treated, along with assets, milestones and recognitions and an update about projects.

The subject came up at the July 22 council meeting after public comments referring to the July 8 council meeting.

During the July 8 meeting, Rich Worsinger, formerly the city’s utilities director, told the council he believed Rocky Mount is in danger of becoming the next Flint, Mich. Flint was the scene of a water crisis from 2014-16, with residents there being exposed to dangerous levels of lead. (Read More)

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