Commentary: Sewer plant upgrade costly, but necessary (Aug. 17, 2022)
August 17, 2022
All of us, but particularly anyone who’s lived, done business, or simply spent time in the general area of the Pleasant Valley bridge just north of Highway 20, should feel some satisfaction at the news that the city is moving forward with construction of a new wastewater treatment plant.
As reported on page 1, the City Council has essentially pulled the trigger to get this project moving, giving staff the green light to solicit bids to start get the new plant started.
The current plant, as we’ve reported in the past, was built in 1947 – 75 years ago, and has had one major upgrade sin...