By Tim Kowols
The city of Algoma hopes a short-term fix to its wastewater treatment plant update plan will buy time before bigger, more permanent fixes can be completed. Last May, the city requested approval from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on an estimated $7 million plan on improvements for its wastewater treatment plant. The project would replace most of the process equipment located at the plant, which according to the DNR was built in 1938 and received its last major upgrade in 1992. City administrator Jeff Wiswell says staff members are spending portions of the winter working on some of those plans.
Wiswell says he expects the bulk of the upgrades being completed at the city’s wastewater treatment plant to be finished in the next two to three years.