City wastewater treatment plant in need of upgrade

Aberdeen is looking at some upgrade work on its wastewater treatment plant within the next few years, because of regulations required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including the need to lower the potassium level of the water before it goes back into the American Falls Reservoir.

According to Mayor Larry Barrett, there are two ways that can be accomplished. They can put in the expensive equipment that it will take to do that, or they can put the treated water on area fields. That will cost a …
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