New Wells Comes Online For GreenvilleOct 26th, 2012 | By Lynette | Category: Front Page
By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
It is a project that has been about a year in the making, made possible by a $600,000 Community Development Block Grant.
On a sunny Friday morning, Oct. 12, Greenville city employees and officials brought the city’s brand new well online.
Nestled among 100-year-old oaks trees off NW Riverine Way, the new well is operated via satellite and communicates the same way with the water plant in town, improving Greeneville’s water quality and ensuring that it has an adequate supply for its needs. The old well will be put on standby mode as a backup in case of an unforeseen emergency.
Patricia Hinton, the new city clerk for Greenville, actually grew up in a large three-storey farm house on the property where the new well is located, and recalled a childhood spent playing “Tarzan” with her brother, sister and friends Bill Kerr and Bobby Harrison, swinging on vines that dangled from the very same oaks that now surround the well structure.
Years later, after the house burned down, Hinton’s mother sold the property to Charles Roland. It passed through several more hands and was eventually donated to the city of Greenville, which used part of it to install the well
“Isn’t it funny how things come around,” she remarked, standing beside the large well structure with Greenville Mayor Kovacherich Arnold and Public Works Supervisor J.C. Fead and Greeneville Public Works employee Joseph Jackson.
After making sure everything was communicating properly and all the tests were completed, the men flipped the proper levers…and the new well was up and running.