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Still working on flood damage in SV

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 3:06 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 3:21 p.m. CDT

SPRING VALLEY — The city of Spring Valley is still trying to deal with flood damage at the wastewater treatment plant, but help isn’t coming fast enough.

At Monday’s council meeting, the city engineer asked the council to approve repairs to a standby generator, as well as replace rented pumps with purchased electrical ones.

“If we need it, let’s do it,” alderman Jim Taliano said.

The city currently rents pumps to deal with seepage, but it costs money for fuel and rental. By purchasing its own pumps, the city should ultimately save money.

The city’s insurance should take care of much of the expense, and the city continues to be in contact with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but federal help is slow coming.

There will be a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 to present the Long Term Control Plan prior to finalization and submission of the plan.

There will also be a Water and Sewer Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4 to discuss manhole covers, Birch Street drainage, flood damage at the wastewater treatment plant and the Long Term Control Plan.

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