1/8/2018 10:30:00 AM Treatment plant "substantially completed"
Workers have substantially completed the third phase of improvements to the city of Stewartville’s wastewater treatment plant, a two-year job that will cost the city an estimated $3.5 million. The improvements included the addition of new sludge drying beds, where liquid sludge is applied to sand to produce a powder-like substance, some of which can be stored in the building at right.
Bill Schimmel Jr. recognizes that unless something out of the ordinary happens, it's easy for many people to take a wastewater treatment plant for granted. "It's kind of like, out of sight, out of mind," said Schimmel, Stewartville's city administrator. At the same time, Schimmel also believes that when the residents of Stewartville take a moment to reflect, they're grateful for the water that comes to their homes. "(A wastewater treatment plant) is one of those essential city services that everybody pretty much appreciates," he said. That's why Schimmel was pleased to report last week that Wapasha Construction of Winona has substantially completed the third phase of its upgrade to the city of Stewartville's wastewater treatment plant, a two-year project that will cost about... For more on this story pick up your copy of the Jan. 9 Stewartville STAR.