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New bidder halves price for sewer plant fixes


February 21, 2018

Sweet Home’s proposed Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade will cost as little as half of earlier estimates, according to Murraysmith, the firm designing the upgrade.

Previously, Brown and Caldwell had estimated the cost at up to $42 million. Murraysmith representatives think it can be done for less, as low as $21 million, and the new plant could save up to $300,000 in operational costs annually.

Murraysmith Project Manager Preston Van Meter presented initial schematic design overview to the City Council during its regular meeting on Feb. 13.

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