After discussing it for years, the Lebanon Water Company has purchased a generator capable of running its water treatment plant in Calvary.
The generator is not like anything available at a local hardware store. The Cummins 500kw generator has an 850-gallon tank, and it cost $444,000, according to John L. Thomas, the water company superintendent.
“This is a big boy,” he said.
It’s also been installed on an elevated platform.
“We built it purposely to be one foot higher than the May 2010 flood,” Thomas said.