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|Knoxville Aldermen Discuss Need for City's Wastewater Treatment Plant
|The Knoxville City Council should have a better idea of some of the needs at a facility important to the city's operations. All but two aldermen Monday night were on hand to tour and hear about projects that were currently being discussed in council meetings for the city's wastewater treatment plant.
The tour and information was provided by Operator-In-Charge Stan Bockewitz and lab technician and operator Bill Oberg about the possibility of purchasing a step-screen and the other projects. Bockewitz tells WGIL the purchase of a step-screen can have many benefits at the plant. "(It would be) removing all of the unwanted byproducts in your waste," Bockewitz said. "...It makes everything more efficient, and less maintenance also for the operator."
Knoxville Mayor Terry Pool says the council has been talking about a new step-screen for a number of years now. He says he has background knowledge of the project, but some of the newer council members had not been at the plant before, and couldn't see why it's needed.
With council members now aware of of what the step-screen is and does, the purchase of a new one, which may cost around $300,000, may be discussed at the council's next meeting.
(Operator-in-Charge of the Knoxville Wastewater Treatment Plant Stan Bockwitz tells aldermen from the Knoxville City Council about a step-screen that needs to be purchased at the plant Monday night.)
(Lab tech and operator Bill Oberg talks about some of the treatment process at the Knoxville Wastewater Treatment Plant Monday night.)
(Engineer Steve Bruner speaks to aldermen of the Knoxville City Council about the process in which water is treated at the Knoxville Wastewater Treatment Plant on Monday night.)
(Photos and story by WGIL's Dominic Fortini)
|08 10 09 by Newsroom
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