Water board shoots for $1 million project


Zachary Laux

Pictured is one of the cells at the Saratoga sewer lagoons. The town of Saratoga is proposing a project to reroute discharge from the last cell of the sewer lagoons directly to the Upper North Platte River. PMPC engineer Gary Steele estimated the project could cost $1 million.

The Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board made a million dollar decision Wednesday.

On Sept. 11, the board voted to approve submitting resolutions and applications for a grant and loan that will fund a project to reroute sewer lagoon discharge to the Upper North Platte River. The project could mean increases in fees for Saratoga residents, said PMPC engineer Gary Steele.

The project

Currently, the town of Saratoga routes all sewer lagoon discharge north of the facility in a cell called Hot Slough Creek.

Public Works Director Chuck Bartlett said the lagoons meet all requirements to discharge...

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