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Joint wastewater treatment facility wins awards but is getting old

Planning beginning for replacement or repair


Grand Coulee’s wastewater treatment plant, which it shares with Electric City, is getting old, and officials are beginning to look into upgrading or replacing it.

A representative from the state Dept. of Ecology presented Grand Coulee Sept. 17 with its fifth straight award of excellence for consistently staying up to par and presenting quality reports on time for their wastewater treatment plant.

But the facility was completed in 1985, 35 years ago.

“The plant is in need of some serious maintenance/upgrades,” Grand Coulee City Clerk Lorna Pearce told The Star in an email.

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