Knox Wastewater Superintendent Kelly Clemons continues to research quotes for a generator for the lift station on Pacific Avenue.
She told the Knox Board of Public Works members that on March 12 a city-wide power outage caused a backup of services at the industrial park. At the time, the lift station there was out of order for 12 hours and while the industry work was able to continue, there was no way to process waste.
Clemons is looking to get a generator at that location to prevent the same thing happening but there will need to be an upgrade to the electric panel. That will need to be discussed further and will present generator quotes to the board at their next meeting.