One hundred tons of sludge needs to be removed from sludge beds in Culver, in order to allow them to upgrade their sewer system. Because of the increase in volume, the system is in need of an increase in capacity. This involves upgrading some of the headworks and an equalizer tank. When the project was done just last year, the cost was roughly $30,000.
“Typically it’s every three years, but the volume’s a lot higher. We just did it late last fall, but this year we have to do it before we can start construction,” said Street Department Superintendent, Bob Porter.
The project, which is expected to start mid-July, is expected to cost around $9500. The lower cost is because the process was done just last year, so a lighter load is predicted.