Neillsville City Council Hears Public Works Report
Friday, June 27th, 2014 -- 9:54 AM-The Neillsville City Council heard the Public Works report during their meeting on Tuesday.
The usual amount of work was done in the city the past couple weeks including park and equipment maintenance, construction on the new bathroom in Schuster Park, cleaning storm drains, hauling brush, street sweeping and more.
The Director of Public Works, Dave Flynn, also said that the Grand Avenue project is expected to begin on July 1st.
The council also heard a presentation on Neillsville?s Sewer Plant and new phosphorus regulations. Currently, Neillsville has a phosphorus effluent level of .75 mg/l and the limit is 1. The department will need to limit their levels over each permit term and that will get costly.
During the presentation, they also heard about the amount of water that leaks into the sewer system which puts added stress on the plant. Also, the plants mixer blades get built up with rags, items like non-flushable wipes, wash clothes, etc, and that causes damage to the mixer and the repairs are expensive as well.
This presentation on phosphorus levels and the sewer plant led into the discussion and approval of the Sewer Rate Study.
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