The Town of Cedaredge may find a prime opportunity for "going green" by using treated water from a new sewer treatment plant's effluent discharge to water the Cedaredge Golf Course.
That was one of the possibilities aired in a discussion of the ongoing town process of finding a suitable site for its proposed new sewer plant.
The discussion took place at the town board's Aug. 15 meeting.
The engineer's report on upgrading Cedaredge's sewer lagoon site for future use wasn't ready for the trustees' Aug. 15 meeting as had been hoped. Dave Smith gave a brief synopsis of the engineer's report progress:
• The town-owned lagoon site off of Old Goat Trail Road in Hart's Basin was described as "a very viable possibility."
• A geologic bench located at higher elevation than the current lagoons on the town's ten-acre site could be cleared and used for construction.
• Treated effluent could be pumped either to Surface Creek or to the golf course for use as irrigation.
• The contractor isn't impressed with the idea of rehabilitating the present lagoons because a mechanical plant could be built on the site there for the same money. The plant would be "ugly" Smith quoted the contractor as saying.
• There would be no odor control on the facility.
• The engineers are looking at a "few different scenarios."blog comments powered by Disqus