Archive for Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Work nears completion on new plant

April 20, 2005

If all the last-minute kinks are worked out, Tonganoxie's new $4.2 million wastewater treatment facility should be fully operational by May 1, according to Kent Heskett, the city utilities superintendent.

"We have some more people coming in next week who are going to set up for the final process," Heskett said.

The facility was built near the existing plant at 1536 E. Fourth St.

The new facility will be able to process 750,000 gallons of waste per day.

The existing plant, which was built in 1978, has a capacity of 400,000 gallons of waste per day.

An open house is expected once the new plant is complete, but Heskett said a date for the open house hasn't been set.

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