Salisbury Closes Wastewater Plant

| November 15, 2013
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The City of Salisbury is in the final stage of major changes at their wastewater treatment plan. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Mayor Steve Kacvinsky:

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The facility is more than sixty years old. “It’s in need of repair, and repair parts are hard to come by,” said Kacvinsky. “So we decided to eliminate the treatment plant, put in a force main out to the lagoon system, and all product, wastewater will be shipped directly to the lagoons.”

The old plant was shut down just last week.

“The wastewater will be coming in through the sewer lines. Coming from the city into the same pit that it come in. It was a sprinkler-type system, aerated, and that has been discontinued. And now everything comes into the same pit. Only thing is that we’ve got pumps in there, and we’ve got a six-inch force main that is pumping it out to the lagoons.”

The main work has been done, but crews are still completing clean-up work. A total cost has not been released, but is expected within the next month.

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