Archive for Monday, August 3, 2009

Council gives green light to initial sewer plan

August 3, 2009

The Basehor City Council decided Monday at its regular meeting to go forward with its initial plan for the decommissioning of the Glenwood Estates sewer lagoons.

Earlier this year, the council chose a plan for the sewer project that would include a gravity feed from the lagoons, which would flow to a newly constructed lift station. From there, sewage would be pumped to the lift station in Pinehurst and then into the city's wastewater treatment plant.

In an effort to save the residents of the Glenwood subdivision money, council members David Breuer and Dennis Mertz recently worked with Leavenworth County to devise a second plan that would involve a force main along 158th Street to bring sewage to the 24-40 interceptor, then to the city's plant.

After several rounds of discussion and number crunching, the council will move forward with plan A, the gravity feed. Breuer made a motion to approve plan B and the force main, but his motion died for lack of a second.

For more on this story and other action taken at the Basehor City Council meeting, see Thursday's Sentinel.

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