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Estimate: $760K added to Coulee Dam sewer plant bill

Town now planning entire lift station to serve Elmer City


Coulee Dam’s sewer plant customers could end up paying three quarters of a million dollars more to add a lift station to carry Elmer City’s sewage to the new wastewater treatment plant, a new cost for which a search for funding will now begin.

Meeting in a special session Monday night, the Coulee Dam Town Council voted to pursue one of two options laid out in a hurry by Varela and Associates engineer Daniel Cowger last week following a closed session of the council.

Cowger’s $760,000 was described as a “rough” estimate for the cost for the added facility, which would be built alon...

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