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Carthage Water Pressure Will Increase

May 15, 2012

Carthage residents will see a significant increase in water pressure by October. It's the result of a number of upgrades to the water system. They cost about $1 million.

Second-ward Alderman Gary Smith is recommending residents who are concerned about their pipes and water heaters to have them checked.

He said, “It'd give you a little time to save a couple of bucks. Maybe have a plumber come check things out if you're worried.”

The city currently has two water towers. The newer and taller tower is used only for storage. Over the summer, the city will slowly switch its water supply over entirely to the new tower. That will raise pressure from about 40 to 65 pounds per square inch.