Expensive choices put before Gravette council

Special town hall meeting called to discuss options and costs of sewer plans

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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How to finance upgrading Gravette’s wastewater treatment facility to meet new federal/state discharge limits was a major topic at Thursday night’s city council meeting.

Gravette has been wrestling with the problem for months in an effort to ease the financial burden on the city and ultimately the users of the system.

The city’s engineering firm, McGoodwin, Williams and Yates (McGWY), had presented three alternative solutions to meet the phosphorus and nitrate discharge limits which the current treatment facility cannot meet.

Several weeks ago the Council requested McGWY to research the cost factor of another alternate system which council members Byron Warren and Terry King had discovered during a trip to Maine.

The three original alternatives would ...

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