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Meeting to provide plan information

December 20, 2012
By Anthony Gaynor - Staff Writer ( , The Inter-Mountain

The city of Elkins will host an informational meeting today before the regular meeting of Elkins City Council. Elkins Operations Manager Bob Pingley said the short meeting will provide information to residents concerning the city's long-term control plan.

"Represenatives of the engineering firm Burgess & Niple will be on hand to present information regarding the project," Pingley said.

The long-term control plan is aimed at separating the sanitary sewer from the storm sewer as part of a consent decree with the EPA because of the city's failure to meet the Clean Water Act.

The first phase of the project is slated to cost an estimated $2 to $2.5 million.

The consent decree is aimed to improve the capacity of the sewer plant. The city must separate the two systems to prevent sewer overflow from dumping into the river during high rain events.

The second phase of the project will have to be designed by April 30, 2019; construction must be completed by Dec. 31, 2021; and post-construction monitoring must be submitted by March 31, 2023.

The informational meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. before council meets at 7 p.m. Both meetings will be in council chambers in Elkns City Hall.



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