To the Editor,
I wonder how many people know the real story on the Warrenton Sewer Treatment Plant. Warrenton and Truesdale were both trying to get government grants for treatment plants so they …
To the Editor,
I wonder how many people know the real story on the Warrenton Sewer Treatment Plant. Warrenton and Truesdale were both trying to get government grants for treatment plants so they could get rid of their lagoons. They were unsightly, nasty and smelly. Both of them were located in Truesdale.
It did not look like either city was going to get chosen for a grant.
Boonslick (Regional Planning Commission) suggested to both cities that they would stand a much better chance to get a grant if they combined their efforts and went after one grant to build one facility that would serve both cities. That is what we did. It was successful. We got the grant and the treatment plant was built.
Somehow, through the years since that happened, it has become just Warrenton’s treatment plant and they are just being a good neighbor to Truesdale and treating their wastewater. I would like to know what happened that makes their wastewater more important than Truesdale’s.
There is no room for any extra wastewater at this time. Understandable, the area has grown. But to tell Truesdale “No” to treating any new projects until the treatment plant is expanded in a couple years, then the very next week announce a new major project is going to be built in Warrenton, is wrong in so many ways.
I hope that Warrenton will remember that Truesdale was a major player in getting our treatment plant built and deserves to be treated that way. I also hope that the two cities can work together once again for the good of the whole area and find a way to expand the Warrenton and Truesdale wastewater treatment plant so it can serve the residents of both cities.