$26M in upgrades protect water treatment plant in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, N.C. -- Davidson Water Inc. is spending $26 million to improve and protect its water treatment plant.  

The first renovation includes building bigger mounds to prevent Yadkin River flood water from getting into the reservoirs. Flood water often has mud and debris, making it harder for staff to clean the water.  

One reservoir has also been enlarged to nearly 100 million gallons.  A bigger reservoir will give sediments a better chance to fall to the bottom of the pond. 

The second stage of improvements will expand the water treatment plant so it can produce 30 million gallons each day.  

The upgrades are expected to be complete by November 2012.