Repair To Liner At Buffalo's Waste Water Plant Coming

Buffalo's waste water treatment plant
Buffalo's waste water treatment plant

Buffalo's waste water treatment plant will soon get the liner at one of the sewage lagoons repaired, according to City Works Director Les Hook, who informed the City Council of the agreement reached at their last meeting.

The city had been at odds with the contractor that built the facility for more than two years, with the city claiming the contractor was responsible for the repair to the liner, and the contractor claiming it was a manufacturer's defect. The arguments have continued for the past two years.

Buffalo City Attorney Ben Kirven negotiated a settlement between the city and Hydro Construction last fall to close a dispute over damage at the city's waste water treatment plant.

The settlement was for $19,500 to cover the city's repair costs and legal fees associated with the settlement.

Hook said that if the city could schedule the crews to do the work to coincide with an already scheduled trip to Montana, it would save the city some money on the repairs.

He explains the situation

Repairs will be scheduled in June or July of this year.

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