The Village of Ephraim is looking to replace the current water pressure tank at the wastewater treatment plant. A new pressure tank and plumbing lines would cost $9,000. It would also cost the village $1,000 to have the old tank cut apart and removed. The village will then face the decision of whether to remove the old tank during or after the installation of the new system. Ephraim Public Works Supervisor Russ Salfi told the Wastewater Committee on Tuesday that will depend on whether the new water pressure tank system needs to use the space of the existing tank.
Committee member Jim Peterman suggested that the installation of the new water pressure system and the removal of the old tank should be done simultaneously.
Salfi indicated that the public works department will consider options from other companies in determining the most cost-effective way of removing the old water pressure tank.