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New wastewater location, plans, design approved
Built in the 1980s, the Monroe Wastewater Treatment Plant is reaching its capacity with no room for accidental discharges, and some pieces of the facility are at the end of their life, according to the water utility director, George Thompson. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
MONROE - Plans for the $23 million wastewater treatment plant upgrade sailed through the Plan Commission Wednesday, because construction will not expand the facility's current footprint, according to Mayor Bill Ross, chairman of the commission. The commission's approval of the location, plans and design was merely a "housekeeping" step in the process, said Dave Powers, the city's building inspector and zoning administrator. Official notice of the bid opening for the project was first published Jan. 25.