Hot Sulphur Springs turning dirt on new treatment plant

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From the Sky-Hi Daily News (Tonya Bina):

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding, in the amount of $3.3 million to the town, is paying for a new state-of-the art water plant, a new clear well, a second 230-gallon storage tank, a new water intake system and related river restoration work. The existing water plant will be retrofitted to be used as a pre-treatment facility, while the new neighboring plant will boast the latest technology in water filtration. Three of the town’s contracted water engineering consultants — Curt Thompson, Ed Duerr and Geoff Elliott — said the two plants combined will make “cutting-edge” technology…

The new system, said Thompson, water program manager for Merrick & Company engineering of Aurora, should satisfy the needs of Hot Sulphur Springs consumers for the next 15 to 20 years. The town will have the option to add a second membrane to the system in the future which, depending on how much Hot Sulphur Springs grows, would make the system sufficient for the next 40 years…

Low bidder Garney Companies Inc. of Littleton starts work on the new plant and system improvements this week with a completion date set for October 2010. In statements, Garney outlined that it aims to “use local work forces when available, hire local subcontractors and suppliers whenever possible, and contribute to the businesses of the community.”

More water treatment coverage here.

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