Friday, October 22, 2010

Santaquin sewer rate takes a hike for upcoming water plant

Despite some pushback from residents, Santaquin's roughly $16 million wastewater treatment plant is rolling briskly forward. First, the Oct. 1 sewer bill included a new $36.40 per month base rate, which is up $20 per month indefinitely to help fund the city's $2.2 million commitment in the project. The rest is covered by federal grants and loans.

The project has gone out to bid, with a bid opening set for Nov. 23, the bid award in December, and ground-breaking around January. The city also has closed on a purchase contract with GE's ZENON Environmental for the filtration equipment that should be up and running in about 18 months. Provo Daily Herald