Work Starts on Arlington Wastewater Plant

Event Date:
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 8:00am

ARLINGTON, Wash. – Work has started on a $30 million upgrade of Arlington's wastewater treatment plant, the first project in Snohomish County to be paid for in part by federal stimulus money.

The sewage plant is being improved to meet state requirements to reduce pollution on the Stillaguamish River and in Puget Sound. The plant already has reached 85 percent of capacity, and city officials say the expansion should give it sufficient capacity for the next 20 to 25 years.

The Herald of Everett reports that Arlington city officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday evening, although contractor IMCO Construction of Bellingham actually had started work earlier in the day. The job is expected to be completed by January 2011