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City builds funding for sewer plant

 

March 27, 2019

A MURRAYSMITH drawing depicts the early plan for the Wastewater Treatment Plant, located off Pleasant Valley Road south of the boat ramp.

If everything goes just right, City Manager Ray Towry told the City Council March 12, the project to rehabilitate and expand the city's Wastewater Treatment Plan could be as much as 60 percent funded before construction even starts.

The project is the final step to avoiding bypasses of untreated sewage into the river during heavy rainstorms, a process that has continued for nearly 20 years. Prior to four sewer line replacement projects, during heavy rains, the city's Wastewater Treatment Plant could receive up to 22 million gallons per day of flows. The plant is designed to handle a maximu...



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