Archive for Wednesday, March 30, 2005

City still testing new sewer plant

March 30, 2005

A progress meeting at Tonganoxie's new wastewater treatment facility showed that the facility addition -- near the existing plant at 1536 E. Fourth St. -- still is a while from being completely up and running.

"It looks like there's going to be a few more weeks before we get the new UV up and going," Heskett said, referring to the plant's ultraviolet disinfection system. "That's the biggest item I believe."

A few other items also need to be taken care of, Heskett said.

"It just depends on the companies' schedules for startup when they're ready to come," Heskett said. "They want it up and running before they come out so they can set their machines up completely."

When finished, the $4.2 million project will be able to process about 750,000 gallons of waste per day.

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

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