Oak Creek: Contract for treatment plant awarded

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From the Steamboat Pilot & Today (Zach Fridell):

Local contractor Duckels Construction won the bid to complete a wastewater treatment plant on the north end of Oak Creek. Town officials say the construction should be finished within about a year. Duckels entered the low bid in the project at $1.6 million, beating four other companies that had bids ranging up to $1.84 million.

The project, in planning stages for years, includes a wood-framed building on a concrete slab near the two lagoons on the northern end of town. The two lagoons also will be cleaned and rebuilt with modern technology. Wes Woodford, a retired engineer who agreed to work as a temporary plant manager, said the new system will improve the way wastewater is handled in Oak Creek. “They’re going to be operated in a more modern manner,” he said. “Technology has changed over the years and (the lagoons) are going to be updated and modernized.” Instead of floating aerators on top of the pond, perforated pipes will be installed on the bottom of the lagoons to pump air through the wastewater.

More wastewater coverage here and here.

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