City Council Gets Update On Utilities Department Inventories

The Sheridan City Council held a work session on Monday to receive a report on the current inventory of water and wastewater operations. The presentation was designed to give councilors a better idea of what is involved in the Utilities department operations. The new Utilities Director Dan Miller says the series of department updates will benefit him, as well.

Mayor Dave Kinskey says the updates will help councilors make more informed decisions about the utilities department.

The City operates two water treatment plants, one of which is in conjunction with the SAWS system. City staff provides maintenance for both systems with all but one of the maintenance crew holding at least level 1 state certifications.

The current wastewater treatment plant in north Sheridan treats an average of 4 million gallons of water per day. Its capacity is only around 5 million gallons per day and can process up to 7 or 8 million gallons under temporary conditions. However, any more than that and raw wastewater would have to be diverted directly into Goose Creek to avoid damage to the plant.

The next Utilities work session will discuss the water and sewer operations assessments. That session is scheduled for Thursday, November 19th at noon.

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