Nora Springs, IA – A new wastewater treatment plant could be in the works soon in Nora Springs as the DNR has recommended that the town begin the planning stage after a recent inspection.
The DNR has recommended the city continue its efforts to combat water getting into sewer lines, as well as hire an engineer to evaluate the facility’s treatment program and begin planning for replacement of the plant.
The plant was built in 1959 and a major project at the plant in 1999-2000 cost $2.5 million, and other improvements have been made since then.
One of the more recent improvements was replacing the ultraviolet disinfecting system with a dechlorination system.
Cost estimates of a new plant haven’t yet been determined.