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Council votes to upgrade waste water treatment plant

The Kimball City Council approved the replacement of electrical panels at the local waste water treatment plant at a cost of $42,000.

Late in May an electrical storm caused damage to the panels, according to City Administrator Dan Dean.

“We have since been directing the waste into our lagoon,” he said. “We would like to eliminate that as quickly as possible, but we are not discharging – which is critical.”

Two bids were received from Municipal Automation & Control, the company that has been a supplier to the City of Kimball for years. The first bid was to simply replace the damaged equipment,...