Fruita: Construction begins on new wastewater treatment plant

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From the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (Le Roy Standish):

Construction of a $22.8 million wastewater treatment plant began Thursday in Fruita. The plant is being built at 15 Road near the Colorado River by Garney Construction of Littleton…

The new plant will have the ability to treat 2.33 million gallons of waste daily. Huston said the city anticipates the facility will have 20 years of operation and the ability to handle Fruita’s projected growth rate of 2.5 percent. But the main reason for the new plant is federal clean-water standards, Huston said. “The environmental laws have changed, and they will require us to meet greater nutrient removal standards by 2013,” Huston said.

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