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Cost of wastewater plant improvements rises, but changes should last longer


September 2, 2020

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Costs for the planned wastewater treatment plant have risen about $1.9 million since the last estimate, but planners say the changes will help the plant last a lot longer.

City Council held a work session to hear about the plant's design on Tuesday, Aug. 28, because the planning is now 60 percent complete. The original plan set the cost of the plant at $42 million, but the designers from the firm MurraySmith came up with a few ways to save on building costs early on. The planning phase and regulatory review should be completed in early 2021. Construction is set to be complete...

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