GOLD HILL, Ore. — Gold Hill residents could see higher fees for water treatment in the next few years. City officials and people living in the community heard from engineers and planners tonight with an update on the status of the waste water treatment plant.
The current facility is more than 30 years old, and consistently deals with electrical and operational problems.
Engineers are exploring whether to get a whole new treatment system, update the current system, or opt in to regional treatment and pump waste elsewhere. All of the projects have a five to nine million dollar price tag that residents must help pay for.
Dyer Partnership Engineers and Planners, Inc. is consulting on the project.
“All we’re trying to do is educate the community, [and] let them know what the problem is, define the need, why we’re doing what we’re doing and try to get as much input from them as possible throughout this whole process,” said Steve Major with Dyer Partnership.
In the next two to three years, every household will have to pay about 20 to 30 dollars more per month for waste treatment.
whatever option officials decide on is expected to be done around 20-21.