The Pagosa Area Water & Sanitation District approves its half of intergovernmental agreement with Pagosa Springs Sanitation General Improvement District — The Pagosa Springs Sun

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From The Pagosa Springs Sun (Chris Mannara):

At a regular meeting on May 14, the Pagosa AreaWater and Sanitation District (PAWSD) Board of Directors approved its half of an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the Pagosa Springs Sanitation General Improvement District (PSSGID).

The IGA pertains to the two entities sharing equipment. The PSSGID approved its half of the agreement at a meeting on May 5…

A new vacuum truck would cost about $600,000, Ramsey explained. According to Ramsey, the PSS- GID just bought a new vacuum truck and uses it about two times
a month.

“We would use it half a dozen times a month. Neither of us use it all that much, but both need to have it because you’ve got a lift station that’s failing and backing up you’ve got to suck that stuff out,” he said. “It just kind of makes sense that we share a vac truck as opposed to both buying two $600,000 pieces of equipment.”

In the event that the PSSGID allows PAWSD to use the vacuum truck and also supplies a driver, PAWSD would pay the PSSGID’s driver.

he IGA also applies to sharing staff, Ramsey explained, adding that PAWSD had recently hired a supervisory control and data acquisition engineer that PSSGID would like to utilize sometimes…

The IGA between the PSSGID and PAWSD was approved unani- mously by the PAWSD board.

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