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Published March 14, 2013, 05:53 PM

EGF Considers More Options for Wastewater Facility

More alternatives are brought to the table in East Grand Forks as the city tries to fix a sewage problem.

More alternatives are brought to the table in East Grand Forks as the city tries to fix a sewage problem.

Recently, East Grand Forks leaders added construction of the city's own treatment plant to the mix. And earlier this week, council members heard the public's input to turn the ponds into a potential money-generator -- turning sewage into fertilizer for sale. Construction of a new treatment plant would cost roughly 19 million dollars.

Scott Huizenga, EGF City Administrator: "Certainly an investment if EGF wanted to do it's own mechanical plant, the upside is plants are generally speaking are a lot more adaptable to certain regulations that could come from the state in the future."

Council members agreed to a timeline that calls for a decision on how to upgrade wastewater treatment by September of 2014.

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