Updates to treatment plant won’t be a waste of money



It’s been talked about for several years

By Ginna Young

It’s been talked about for several years, but now, after a capital improvement plan was completed by Cooper Engineering, Cornell’s wastewater treatment plant is ready for updates. Gary Strand, with Cooper Engineering, was on hand during a finance meeting Jan. 17, to brief council members on the plan.

“Your plant is currently making limits,” said Strand. “There are no changes, at least in the next 10 years (with DNR permits), and so, it’s more a matter of, what can we do to keep this plant going for at least 10 years?”

The existing facilities at the wastewater treatment plant date back to 1960, when a bar screen, primary clarifiers, control building, anaerobic digester and chlorine contact tank were constructed. The current headworks was added in 1981.

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