Mayor Graham Richard today led a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the emergency generator project at the Water Filtration Plant.

The generators will allow the City to continue to provide water to customers and fight fires in the event of a tornado, blackout or any other electrical supply interruption. The generators can run the entire Water Filtration Plant and the high service pumping equipment to the City'€™s piping system.

“This project makes Fort Wayne a safer city,” said Mayor Richard. “Drinking water is critical to our well-being and quality of life. We are committed to providing excellent services. The emergency generators will benefit the entire community.”

The general contractor for the project was W. A. Sheets & Sons. The electrical contractor for the project was Henry Electric. Both firms are from Fort Wayne. The cost of the project was $4 million.