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New Wastewater Treatment Plant To Soon Start Operations

(Le Mars) -- Original plans for the new Le Mars Wastewater treatment plant called for the new facility to be in operation by April 1st.  However, some unforeseen construction problems caused some delays to the plant's operation.  Ron Kaiser, superintendent for the Le Mars Wastewater Treatment Services believes the new plant may soon start operations.

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Kaiser says a major delay for the new wastewater treatment facility was when construction crews ran into problems while trying to bore underneath the highway and Floyd River.

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The wastewater superintendent says once the new plant is ready for operation,it will be brought online gradually.

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Kaiser says the new wastewater treatment facility was constructed because of production expansion for Wells, Deans Foods, and other Le Mars industries.  He says the current facility is at full capacity.

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When operating at full capacity the new $19 million wastewater plant will be able to treat 500 thousand gallons of wastewater per day. Le Mars intends to use both its old and new treatment plants.

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