DuPont will pay for the installation and operation of the Lubeck Water System filter.
At the last minute, the Lubeck Public Service District Board received the negotiated agreement from DuPont, and upon recommendation of Attorney Richard Hayhurst, approved the negotiated agreement.
The Water system customers will not have to pay a dime more for the activated carbon filter to be installed at the water plant.
Board members said were very pleased that they got almost everything they wanted with DuPont. They called them "good neighbors".
"It's a granular activated carbon filter similar to the small filters that can be installed on your home system...except this is just a giant one," explains Lubeck PSD Manger Jim Cox" ...and it will take out the C-8 that's in the water."
The State Public Service Commission could take up to nine months to review the agreement which will serve as a model for other water systems.
Construction could take another six months. The first filtered water might be available to customers in Fall 2007.