Oak Grove water plant getting "rehabilitated"

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) Work began on the Oak Grove water plant earlier this week.

Construction began on the Oak Groves water plant earlier this week. Source: (KNOE)

The project comes from a $1 million Louisiana Community Development Block Grant that aims to improve the structure.

According to Oak Grove Mayor Adam Holland, much of the facility's piping is going to be replaced, along with the softeners and filters.

Holland said that this is expected to make the process of cleaning the water easier on the pipes. He also said that it would get rid of the brownish tint in the water as well.

He said that during this process, the quality of the water might drop. But he said that the results will be worth it.

"It's kind of like a Band-Aid. The quicker you pull that Band-Aid off, the better it is," he said. "It's gonna hurt, but it's a matter of the pain we go through to get a better quality water at the end of the day."

Holland said to watch out for boil water advisories. He said that according to state standards the water will stay safe, but they will still exercise caution.