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$2.9 million budgeted for wastewater project

Aaron Krause • May 19, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Like a proactive doctor helping a patient take preventive measures, the city will examine its more than 20-year-old wastewater plant and make any necessary improvements.

City Manager Brian Humphress said since the plant is more than 20 years old, some of its equipment and facilities are reaching the end of their life cycle. Every municipality goes through this review and fix it process every 20 to 25 years, Humphress said. The city last made modifications on the wastewater plant in the early 80s, Humphress said. "No plant is built to last forever," the city manager said.

The entire project is budged at $2.9 million. Humphress said the city will borrow most of it and then pay it off using the capital charge on utility bills.

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