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Hannibal Board of Public Works continues to work on water treatment plant

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More than three weeks after it flooded, there's still some work to be done at the Hannibal Board of Public Works water treatment plant.  

Officials say they're still waiting on specific parts which could take another eight weeks.

A lightning strike caused an equipment malfunction that flooded the plant on June 22 and led to an almost week-long boil order.

Ever since then, workers have had to manually run the plant because of the damaged equipment, something public relations coordinator Kari Goodman said has been a transition.

"I think at first it was a little hectic," Goodman said.  "They're going to have a lot more responsibility and a lot more running around the plant to do, but now each day it gets better and better as they work to make more repairs and get back to normal operations."

Goodman anticipates the department will have to pay $200,000 to clean up the damage once all the bills come in.


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