PRAIRIE CITY: Sewage project brings greater efficiency

PRAIRIE CITY: Sewage project brings greater efficiency

Prairie City Mayor Jim Hamsher was in the studio recently to update folks on the sewer project in Prairie City. He said they’re really beginning to see a difference in the amount of material being pumped up to the city’s lagoons:

“One nice thing we’re seeing already with the sewer project; we’re working on the worst street, and what this sewer project did, really, is we camera’d all of the lines in town and identified sewage lines that had the biggest cracks. A lot of times, the sewage we’re pumping is just ground water.

By what we’re seeing right now in the measurements, we’re seeing a 20,000 gallon-per-day reduction in the amount of sewage we’re pumping.”

The mayor said the greater efficiency in the system will eventually translate into utility savings for Prairie City residents.