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Switch installation

Troy Masengill, the City of Mount Vernon Water Plant Manager, at right, watches as workers with Hale Electric install an automatic transfer switch on Thursday, July 23.Troy Masengill, the City of Mount Vernon Water Plant Manager, at right, watches as workers with Hale Electric install an automatic transfer switch on Thursday, July 23.

In the event of the a power outage the unit will automatically switch electric support of the water plant to its main generator. The project has been planned for at least a year and was included in the current year’s budget.