Sewer Dedication

The city of The Dalles celebrated the completion of the 2 1/2 year, $14 million upgrade of the city sewer plant July 30. The project increased capacity of the plant from 7.4 to 13.2 million gallons per day, with new pumps, screening systems and sewage processing infrastructure. The project also added a “co-generation” capacity to the plant, generating electricity from the methane gas released during treatment. The project was the first use of a “progressive design/build” process in Oregon, in which Mortenson Construction and Kennedy/Jenks designed and built the facility under a single contract, with the city involved throughout. Pictured cutting the ribbon are, left to right, Chamber Ambassador Katie McClintock; Jill Hoyenga with city public works; Rick Wolf, retired operations manager with Jacobs, which operates the plant; Dan Black, current operations manager with Jacobs; The Dalles Mayor Rich Mays; Dean Wood, with Kennedy/Jenks; Shawn Sparga, Kennedy/Jenks; David Anderson, city public works and project manager; Tom Paul with Mortenson Construction; City Engineer Dale McCabe; City Councilor Russ Brown; City Manager Julie Krueger; Breanna Wimber with Stratton Insurance Agency; and Mathew Klebes, assistant city manager.Mark B. Gibson photo

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