By Mike Dunn 

Water classes defined


The recent proposal to dump effluent into the North Platte River has stirred up controversy in the Platte Valley.

On March 6, the Town of Saratoga, Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (Water and Sewer board) stated that they could no longer dump effluent into Hot Slough Creek due to a change in water classification. Instead, the town will have to install a transmission line into the North Platte River. The project is projected to cost the town over one million dollars.

Town Engineer Chuck Bartlett provided The Saratoga Sun with a Department of Environmental Equality (DEQ) packet conta...

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