City Council Votes to Move Ahead with Waste Water Connection to EGFThe Grand Forks council decided Monday to go ahead with a plan to combine its waste water treatment plant with East Grand Forks.
The Grand Forks council decided Monday to go ahead with a plan to combine its waste water treatment plant with East Grand Forks.
There are still some minor hurdles with the project, but both cities see it as a positive move.
This project would connect the East Grand Fork waste water to the Grand Forks system.
Grand Forks Public works director Todd Feland says they still have to finalize the cost, work out an agreement between the two cities and do environmental tests for the permit.
The project will mean savings for East Grand Forks, and new money being brought into Grand Forks.
"They're going to win with a lower cost, have more advanced treatment, which is a positive on both fronts. This city will win in that we have excess capacity that we can sell," Feland said.
Feland says there is likely a year of planning, and another year or more of construction before the connection is complete.