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3 options on table for city waste, water treatment


August 21, 2019

CITY COUNCIL members and staff meet in their brand new council chamber at City Hall.

The Sweet Home City Council will meet in an upcoming work session to discuss options for operation of the city's water and wastewater treatment plants.

The city turned over the operation of the plants to CH2M Hill in 2006. Jacobs Engineering Group purchased CH2M Hill in 2017 and now operates the plants.

In March, city staff conducted an audit of the Water Treatment Plant and identified multiple deficiencies, Public Works Director Greg Springman told the City Council during its regular meeting on Aug. 13. In June, Jacobs requested a 3-percent increase to its annual fee.

The city paid $1...

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