Longmont: Wastewater treatment plant bond issue passing as of Tuesday evening

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From the Longmont Times Call (Tony Kindlespire):

The measure, Ballot Question 2B, was passing handily at press time, by a margin of 57 percent to 43 percent. The city will be able to issue bonds and use the money to make improvements to the plant, which was built in 1956. Though the plant has been expanded and upgraded and exceeds all state and federal standards, some portions that are still in use date back to the plant’s construction. Upgrades planned include repairing or replacing structures or equipment, upgrading the monitoring and control systems, and installing facilities that will generate energy from the methane produced by the plant’s sludge treatment system. The city estimates capital improvements at the plant will cost about $18.2 million over the next five years. The total cost will depend on the interest rate and the duration of the bonds, but it cannot exceed $21.13 million.

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