SAWS Looks to Replace Aging Booster Stations

Sheridan County Public Works Director and SAWS Administrator Rod Liesinger
Sheridan County Public Works Director and SAWS Administrator Rod Liesinger

The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board approved a resolution to apply for a Drinking Water SRF Loan through the state to replace eight old booster stations. SAWS Administrator Rod Liesinger says that began replacing old pumps in 2007.

Not only are the new pumps more efficient, but the cost to maintain them are much lower as well. The total estimated cost to upgrade the eight booster stations is $400,000. SAWS is requesting a loan in the amount of $300,000 through the state and would use funds that they have budgeted for booster station replacement to cover the rest of the project. Liesinger said that the JPB commitment would be just under $15,000 a year over a 20 year period to pay back the loan.

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