State won't fund smaller sewer plant project


Coulee Dam’s wastewater treatment project is apparently dead, at least for now.

The town’s plan to build a $4.92 million plant was derailed by objections from town residents, and the council’s decision to go for a less expensive first phase was shot down by the state Department of Ecology.

Council members appeared stunned last Wednesday night when a letter from the DOE, the lending agency, stated that the town’s interest in a scaled down project was denied.

“To change the scope of a funded project after it has gone through a statewide competitive process of scoring and ranking, Ec...

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