Wasterwater Treatment Plant

The Fountain City Council is moving ahead with design engineering of a new wastewater treatment plant estimated to cost $7,400,000.

The Council voted 3-to-2 to spend almost $500,000 on a design plan for a new facility that would replace the curent plant constructed in the 1950s.
Alderman John Sagan said the plant was continually breaking down, getting fixed and rusting, although it has been operating properly.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has cited code compliance issues with the old plant, but has stopped short of issuing Fountain City enforcement orders to build a new plant.

Fountain City is eligible for grant funding from the Wisconsin Clean Water Fund and qualifies for hardship funding based on median income levels in the community.

A proposed new plant would be sited where a city recycling center is now located just south of a city park.
The new site would be elevated with fill to protect it from high water flooding. The old plant also is elevated for flood control.

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Topics : EnvironmentHuman Interest
People : John Sagan
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