Officials with the Hannibal Board of Public Works report they will proceed with the transition of its water treatment system.

BPW Interim General Manager Matt Munzlinger had announced Monday they were delaying the transition from chloraminated water, citing the number of extra staff, engineers and contractors who would need to be on hand for the final stages of the changeover.

Munzlinger noted the delay was decided on for the health and safety of its staff in light of the coronavirus restrictions.

Then Tuesday, Munzlinger released a statement stating BPW had been directed by the Hannibal City Council to go ahead with the transition.

Munzlinger said the changeover would be done as safely as possible, hoping there would be no issues with the transition or the virus.

The City Council passed a resolution in September of 2017, directing BPW to have the new water treatment system in operation by March 31st.