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August 24, 2022

Aug. 27, 1972

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality informed City Manager Michael Gleason that continuance of the city’s sewer discharge permit is hinged on meeting DEQ requirements.

Gleason said the present plant is operating at capacity and plans submitted three years ago by the city’s engineering consultants are now obsolete per DEQ standards.

The city has two choices: it can pay for the construction of a plant to serve 7,000 plus an anticipated 20-year growth and then be faced with a similar problem within the next two decades, or it can operate a regional facility for Swe...

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