Dayton Considers Contracting for Water, Wastewater Services

The town of Dayton is considering contracting for water and wastewater services to ease the workload of the town's director of water and wastewater.

At Tuesday night's meeting, a representative of Santec Corporation, a water and wastewater treatment company, explained what Santec could do for Dayton. The town currently has only one employee, the water and wastewater director, who has the training required by Wyoming's Department of Environmental Quality.

Councilman Ward Cotton said one of his concerns is that the director has to be on call 24/7.

The town is proposing to contract for water and wastewater treatment services for about 12 months, which is about the time needed to train additional town employees.

During that time, according to the Santec representative, the company would provide licensed operators that are qualified through the state of Wyoming. He said the company would provide two options. One would be to operate the town's water and wastewater facilities seven days a week, and the other would be for Santec to operate the facilities five days a week, including weekends, with support from employees of the town of Dayton for two weekdays.

The council took no action Tuesday, but the matter is expected to come up at the council's first meeting in January.

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