SAWS Board Updated on Treatment Plant and Station Upgrades

SAWS Board Updated on Treatment Plant and Station Upgrades (Photo by Chris Foy)
SAWS Board Updated on Treatment Plant and Station Upgrades (Photo by Chris Foy)

At their meeting Wednesday, the Sheridan Area Water Supply Board heard an update on current projects - including upgrades to the Sheridan Water and Big Goose Treatment Plants.

SAWS Project Manager Dan Coughlin says there was a hiccup in the upgrades at the booster stations due to a new requirement from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The requirement would force the SAWS board to install alternate power sources at each one of the booster stations - but Coughlin says it cannot be done without breaking the bank.

As Coughlin explains, the SAWS board will be seeking a waiver from the requirement because of its massive cost.

The members of the joint powers board were supportive of the waiver and say it's just a minor speed bump in the upgrade process - and that it's one that can be overcome.

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