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City of Sherman plans $20 million expansion of water treatment plant

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SHERMAN -- The City of Sherman is growing and with that comes an increased demand for utilities.

It's the reason the city is now working on a high-dollar expansion for the city's water supply.

Right now, the city is in the very early stages of a multi-million dollar project to expand its water treatment facility.

This week, it cleared a hurdle to have the project included in the upcoming budget.

Water flows from the treatment facility to faucets across Sherman. By 2017, twice as many homes and businesses could be able to tap into the supply.

"It roughly doubles the size of the water treatment plant," city engineer Clay Barnett said.

This week, Sherman's city council gave the green light for city staff to begin planning the major expansion of the water treatment plant.

The Texoma Greater Utility Authority is now working on financing the $20 million project.

"I think this is going to be a great deal for the city of Sherman's future for industrial and economic growth. It'll set them up with the treatment capacity for any new industry that wants to come to town," GTUA general manager Drew Satterwhite said.

The new addition will look nothing like the old.

It'll use a newer high-tech micro-filtration system and reverse osmosis which the city says will produce a better product for customers.

"It's more efficient. It gets rid of more of the minerals and microbes that are in the water and when it comes out the water is virtually pure," Barnett said.

Barnett says on peak days, the amount of water the plant can treat is almost to capacity.

He says the need for the expansion boils down to growth.

"If we continue to grow and do not add the water treatment plant we could run into issues with meeting our demand, water-wise," Barnett said.
Construction is scheduled to begin in 2016.

The addition is expected to come online in the summer of 2017.