Green River Star -

By Lillian Palmer
Staff Writer 

City seeks treatment plant


The city is moving forward with plans to replace the aging wastewater treatment system in Green River.

Much of the current treatment equipment is reaching 30 years old, the end of their feasible life.

There are some structural concerns as well. The biggest issue, according to the city’s engineer, Mark Westenskow, is the inability for the plant’s technology in the lagoons to meet the removal requirements for nutrients.

An excess amount of the nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus can lead to excess algae growth in bodies of water.

The city’s wastewater treatment plant currently meets EP...

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