GEORGETOWN — The city's water tower will continue having maintenance to prevent corrosion.
Georgetown City Council members voted to have Corrpro of Medina, Ohio, use cathodic protection equipment on the interior of the water tower to help prevent corrosion. Mayor Dennis Lucas said the treatment is expected to cost about $700, and the city has contracted with Corrpro for corrosion protection for years.
The protection will help to extend the life of the 500,000-gallon water tower, which was built on the city's south side in 1998. The older, 100,000-gallon water tower, which was built on the city's north side in 1934, was badly corroded and was taken down in 2011.
In other business, Alderman Adam Hart said that the city's new long-distance phone rate would be closer to $100 a year.
Hart has said that the city routinely runs up monthly long-distance phone bills of more than $700, because of the electronic sensors in the water tower using phone lines to contact the pump station near Cayuga, Ind. — sometimes every 20 minutes, and currently at a rate of 27 cents per call. Hart said the new, negotiated rate would result in bills that will be much lower.