Carbondale: Wastewater tap fees to rise

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From the Glenwood Springs Post Independent (John Stroud):

An increase in tap fees for new development is being proposed to pay for an update of Carbondale’s 14-year-old water and wastewater master plan. The revised plan would analyze the impact of anticipated future development over the next 20 years and help determine how soon a new sewage treatment plant and water system upgrades will be needed to keep up with growth. Town trustees, at some point in the near future, will formally consider a proposed increase of $11.41 to the existing tap fee for each new single-family residence, or equivalent, to pay for the study. The estimated cost to update both the water and wastewater models included in the plan is about $23,800. In the meantime, the town is prepared to spend more than $1.7 million over the next couple of years on upgrades to the existing sewage treatment plant, designed to keep it properly functioning for the remainder of its 9- to 16-year life expectancy. Included in those upgrades will be a variety of fixes aimed at eliminating an ongoing odor problem that became particularly noticeable on the north end of Carbondale this past winter.

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