Construction could take two years for the rework of the Sulphur Springs Waste Water Treatment plan. It could cost near $18-million and continue with the same capacity as now. Governmental regulations and requirements for waste water treatment plants have increased, according to Peter Karsten, City Finance Director.
Karsten stated that if the city were to add two more industries that employ three to four hundred people or gain 6,000 in population, “we would have to start all over” Karsten said. Karsten said that the industries located in Sulphur Springs are a heavy load for the treatment plant even with the pre-treatment they perform.
Bidding will begin in September.