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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Phase 2 of sewer project begins in Ten Sleep


September 8, 2017

Marcus Huff

Crews with Bornhoff Construction of Riverton prepare to replace sewer line in Ten Sleep.

TEN SLEEP – On Wednesday, during the September Town Council meeting, it was announced that the town’s sewer improvement and upgrade project is moving into the second phase, with major replacement of lines along the Cottonwood area of town.

The council noted that the project is currently tying together sewer lines on Third and Sixth streets, and will continue underneath Main to the alleyway on Fifth Street.

Mayor Jack Haggerty noted that any excess funds left over from the project would go toward paving existing roads and those requiring maintenance.

On Wednesday, the town announced the first payment of $115,756.55 for the ongoing sewage project, had been made to Bornhoft Construction of Riverton.

The project, paid for in part by a loan and grant from the United States Department of Agriculture, is upgrading the original, circa 1930s, sewer lines located in the northern section of town, resurfacing Fir Street, and providing upgrades to the town’s sewage lagoon.

The project is paid for in part by a loan and grant from the United States Department of Agriculture, totaling $500,000. $25,800 of the funding is coming from a county consensus grant.

“Originally, we bid the [sewer] project thinking we would have to dig up the streets, but Bornhoft is pushing the pipe through the original pipe, so it’s saving a bit of money and inconvenience for the town,” noted Haggerty during a budget talk earlier this year.

The mayor did note that some parts of the town to the north still have gravel streets, and they are considering paving them with the road grant money, after the completion of the sewer repair.

In other council business, the town noted that the recycling trailer, on loan from the Washakie County Conservation District, has been misused by residents as a general trash depository, and the current practice may need refined.

“The Conservation District was really interested in having a recycling program here,” said Mayor Haggerty, “but community support for the program was lacking.”

The council discussed future options, and noted that the Worland Landfill District had previously offered two receptacles for paper and cardboard in Ten Sleep.


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