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Basehor City Council to discuss study of sewage treatment plant

September 1, 2005

The Basehor City Council will be presented with names next week of engineering companies interested in accurately determining the capacity of the city's sewage treatment plant.

Because of the Labor Day holiday, next week's meeting was shifted from its normal Monday date to Thursday, Sept. 8. The meeting will begin at the usual time, 6 p.m.

Council members will discuss hiring a firm to study the treatment plant. The governing body will also decide on a date to meet with representatives of firms interested in the project.

Basehor Mayor Chris Garcia said the study would be limited.

"The only thing we're wanting to know is our capacity at the plant right now," Garcia said. "That's all that we want to know at this time."

The push to determine capacity of the treatment plant is an effort by the city to confirm numbers that city superintendent Gene Myracle released earlier this year. Myracle told the council that between 75 and 100 connections separated the treatment plant from its maximum, phase one capacity.

The city is considering a project that would increase capacity from treating 535,000 gallons a day to up to 2.4 million gallons a day. Engineers have said that project would cost between $5.5 million and $6 million.

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