Archive for Thursday, November 17, 2005

City council members to meet with sewer-plant consultant

November 17, 2005

Just before the holiday weekend, the Basehor City Council will convene for an update from a consultant that city officials hired to study the city's wastewater treatment plant.

Immediately following a regularly scheduled council meeting Monday, Nov. 21, the council will host a work session with Larkin Group, an engineering firm charged with determining its sewer plant capacity.

The city is currently weighing expansion options for the treatment plant. Some city estimates indicate the treatment plant may be nearing its first-phase capacity of treating 535,000 gallons per day.

The council is considering various expansion options for the treatment plant, one of which entails expanding the plant to its fourth-phase capacity, which would allow the plant to treat up to 2.4 million gallons per day.

Engineers have estimated that this option could cost between $5.5 million and $6 million.

In order to avoid a multi-million dollar bungle, the city hired Larkin Group to study the plant capacity and determine whether its own internal capacity estimates were correct.

The council meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and the work session will begin once regular business has concluded.

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