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A year in the books: WWTP project meets challenges, makes progress
Colin Simpson, director of Public Works, stands in front of a newly placed headworks facility during a short tour of the construction on site at the Wastewater Treatment Facility on the west side of Monroe Monday. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
MONROE - So close, but still no cigars ... or any other garbage that gets into the water treatment stream. The municipality's old headworks - where raw sewage from all over the city comes into the wastewater treatment plant - recently lost its mechanical ability to remove gross solids collected by the initial screening grates. The building is close to being shut down; the plant is moving this initial stage of the treatment process to a brand new facility.