West Point’s City Council last night (Tuesday) voted 5-0 to place an order for a LayneOx filter system to replace the current filters at the water treatment plant.

City Administrator Tom Goulette said he wanted to get the filters ordered now that the State Department of Health and Human Services has accepted the results of the pilot test for the design basis for a full-scale iron and manganese treatment system for West Point’s water distribution system.

Goulette said the filters can be built now while the final plans and specifications for installation and a new backwash system are being prepared. Doing so should get the filters ready to be installed sooner than waiting until after the DHHS gives final approval to the plans, which are currently being prepared.

The timeline given earlier was that it should take about 14 weeks for the three filters to be built.