Oct 3, 2013 at 1:42 pm
The east grand forks city council voted four-three on Tuesday to amend its waste water facility plan with the m-p-c-a to include a revamping the existing stabilization ponds. It follows council action last month to dump the interconnect proposal with grand forks. Councilman henry tweeten expressed concerns over passing the resolution without first knowing how much it will cost the citizens of east grand forks. City attorney greg boeppre says the resolution is a necessary step for the m-p-c-a and for any project funding. Boeppre says the 18 to 19 million dollar project is complicated and requires a lot of planning. He says during the upgrade the city will still have one-point-two million gallons of raw sewage heading its way on a daily basis.