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City to end relationship with Jacobs

The Sweet Home City Council last week declined to negotiate with Jacobs Engineering to continue operating the city’s water and wastewater treatment plants.

In a work session held Tuesday, Jan. 14, the councilors made no official decision but indicated they would rather move forward with plans to operate the treatment plants with city employees or to engage the services of another firm.

Jacobs has operated the plants since 2006.

The council began looking at other options last year after city staff conducted an audit of the 10-year-old Water Treatment Plant and found numerous deficiencies...