Gastonia city leaders are slow-moving in spending $136 million of taxpayer money to keep their water treatment plant up and running.
Leaders said they want to ensure each dollar is spent carefully.
Council members hired a firm to complete an engineering study by summer.
They said it will move the project from a general idea to a specific plan.
Gastonia leaders move slowly in spending money for water treatment plant
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