Leigh Ross, director of Romes Water and Sewer Division, said the city has received a letter from Mohawk officials saying the dye plant is looking at closing.
The plant uses about 247 million gallons a year, said Cathy Sims, with the water billing department.
Unfortunately for Rome residents, this means that water rates could potentially rise, pending an upcoming water rate study, said Ross.
Mohawk officials have not returned repeated phone calls from the Rome News-Tribune. The plant employs about 25 people.
Sims said Mohawak has used about 30 percent to 40 percent less water over the last couple months