City searches for affordable sewer solution

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Gravette City Council members, at a special meeting held last week, were told that redesigning the city’s waste-water treatment system to transport effluent to Decatur is not a feasible money-saving solution and in fact could result in long-term environmental hazards.

Jim Ulmer, engineer with McGoodwin, Williams and Yates (McGWY), the city’s consultants, said redesigning the Decatur plan by eliminating two lift stations in favor of one high-pressure system in Gravette would save very little money.

The Decatur plan had been rejected by the council in favor of a plan to utilize Gravette’s present system through upgrading. However, state regulators suggested the above design change in the Decatur plan should be researched before they would approve a plan ...

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