E. Coli levels at wastewater treatment plant under watch


September 7, 2022

Benny Westcott

Greg Springman, city Public Works director, looks at containers of ferric chloride to be used in the city's wastewater treatment process.

The Sweet Home wastewater treatment plant experienced unusually high flow levels, followed by die-offs of biological life in its aeration basin, on a pair of Tuesdays two weeks apart, Aug. 9 and 23.

And Public Works Director Greg Springman hoped that, come Sept. 6, it didn't happen again.

(Due to The New Era's production schedule, those results weren't available at press time.)

"We're asking businesses to be cognizant of what they're discharging and how they're discharging," he advised in a Sept. 1 interview. "If they have concerns with how they're putting things into the sewer system, the...

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