Commentary: Wastewater plant funding a windfall for SH


March 30, 2022

Wow. $30 million.

That’s quite a good-bye gift from Congressman Pete DeFazio, who’s served Oregon’s Fourth Congressional District for 36 years.

DeFazio, who has announced that this will be his last term, shocked Sweet Home officials Monday morning when he announced that he had procured what essentially is full funding for the wastewater treatment plant Sweet Home must build to get on good terms with federal and state government agencies (see page 1).

City staff, seeing the handwriting on the wall for the past couple of decades, have been working on ways to fund a new wastewater pl...

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