Routt County: Wastewater plant upgrades for Milner?

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From Steamboat Today (Tom Ross):

The Routt County Board of Commissioners agreed Monday to seek a $45,000 loan from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs to make mandated improvements to Milner’s wastewater treatment facilities. The overall cost of the project is $150,000. The balance of $105,000 would be covered by an energy impact grant from DOLA. The $45,000 would be repaid by subscribers living in Milner and would enable the construction of a 1,000-foot extension of an outlet pipe to get the effluent beyond a dry channel of the Yampa River and into the main channel, Routt County Environmental Health Director Mike Zopf said…

New federal Environmental Protection Agency regulations governing the discharge of ammonia from waste treatment plants are causing small facilities across the county to upgrade, County Commissioner Doug Monger said.

Milner is an unincorporated community, and its sewage treatment lagoon, serving 95 taps, is operated as an enterprise fund under Routt County ownership but held separately from the county’s general fund.

More wastewater coverage here and here.

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