Bostwick receives GIFA loan for water filtration system
The City of Bostwick has recently learned that it received approval on a more than $30,000 GIFA loan that will pave the way for the city to purchase a new filtration system for its water supply.
According to Bostwick Mayor John Bostwick, the city has already ordered the unit from Metro Water Filter Co., the only company to bid on the project.
Once completed the filter is supposed to remove excess manganese and iron that currently plague city water customers.
Bostwick also said Monday that the city’s more than $1 million water project is nearing completion, with the main trunk lines in place.
Once completed, the city will begin mixing its well water with treated, City of Madison water.
That too, will aid in clearing the city’s murky water, Bostwick said.
The city has also decided to move forward with a February referendum requesting that city voters approve a move to discontinue fluoridation of city water. Bostwick said the city will by–pass the county elections board and hold the election on its own. If the referendum is approved, the city would cease adding fluoride immediately, he said.
The council is also set to approve a $20,000 continued renovation effort for the city’s Susie Agnes Hotel. Bostwick said there is currently $30,000 in the city’s renovation funds, primarily from money raised through past Bostwick Cotton Gin festivals.