The water and sewer departments are getting new digs since a fire destroyed the old equipment storage building in August. An unused and incomplete building on Veteran's Drive is being turned into modern office space and a new equipment barn is being built across the street from it.
Ceilings on the rooms and plumbing are scheduled to go in Friday.
Kelly Hefner, water superintendent for Harrisburg, said the move-in date for the department is Feb. 1. The water and sewer department has been spread out in a number of city buildings for 25 years. The water department building was destroyed in the Feb. 29 tornado and since a fire burned down the old equipment garage at the sewer plant in August the city council has been moving quickly to correct the problem. Hefner couldn't be more pleased.
"We turned a real eye-sore into something positive," said Heffner.
"The office building had been deteriorating for a few years. It's really come together well. The council took action and got it done real quick. Part of the building across the street was paid for with a federal grant secured for us by Julie Patera of the Southeast Regional Planning and Development Council."
I can't tell you what a fantastic job they did for the City of Harrisburg."