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Page 10 VotJ (_omml/mlTV flIhe TefiJ "r - November 21,2012 Old it), water plant demq?lition complet By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era Demolition of Sweet Home's old Water Treatment Plant was com- pleted on Friday, Nov. 16. The city's new Water Treatment Plant went on line on Aug. 13, 2009, replacing a plant that was built in the 1930s and upgraded in the 1960s. The plant had become incapa- ble of meeting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency drinking water standards, which increased in the late 1990s. The plant could not meet chlorine contact time requirements. Staton Companies of Eugene began demolishing the old plant on Nov. 5. The cost was about $39,000. The demolition included a re- moval of a limited amount of asbes- tos and lead paint abatement, which took less than a day, said Public Works Director Mike Adams. After abatement, the contractor went in with an excavator and knocked over the structure, located at the north end of Ninth Avenue, and then broke the concrete into gravel that will be stored and used for future projects. The contractor salvaged the metals from the structure, Adams said. The salvage was recognized as part of the contract, reflecting the low bid. The intake structure above the Wishing you a safe and happy Thanksgiving. HOLIDAY SAFETY TIP Nanging outdoor lights? Stay more than 0 feet away from power lines. For more energy-saving ideas and safety tips, " PACIFIC POWER go to pacificpower.net or call us toll free at 1-888-221-7070. Let's turn the answers on. Photo courtesy of City of Sweet Home An excavator tears into the Water Treatment Plant offices and labs, rolling over the demolished clear wells. South Santiam River was also re- The plant was located at the site moved, Adams said. of the old Public Works offices and The area around the plant is sur- maintenance facilities. rounded by a temporary fence, Ad- Those buildings are being used ams said. It will remain in place until to store surplus furniture and sup- city staff can decide what the best al- plies, and the city is using it for parks ternative will be for the property, operation and maintenance. Options could include dividing the property and selling some of it or making a park, for example, Ad- ams said. "It's an open space right now." And the city has no specific plans for it fight now, he said. Have a __  Come Christmas shop t -[ with us - many gift items. 1141 tong Street 541-367-2938 ,, 1 II I,#b c.. . ..... ,' ...... :  N ::'':  :: Start your Christmas Shopping in Sweet Home,,,, OK Country Feed & Supply FOR ALL YOUR PET & LIVESTOCK NEEDS 250 Main Street, Sweet Home I 541-367-1600 Locally Owned & Operated I Open Daily Ipods l Shoes I Skate Shoes I Clothing I Musical Instruments & Equipment Video Games I And Much Much Morel Brand new toys of all varieties. Huge shipment just in. Barbies, cars, something for everyone. We have TOYS! grin gEE FOR ALL YOUR SPORTING GOOD NEEDS 610 MAIN STREET l 541.367.5544 I HOURS: MON.- SAT. 9 - 6 I SUN. 10 - 4 FLANNEL LINED SLIPPERS MEN'S 8-13 I STAHEEKUM REGULAR PRICE: $27.98 ]iflLE: S19.99 HrdlVYHEI5HT ,TEE'S SIZE S-2XL I BIG B LL REGULAR PRICE: $7,99 % ]]fltE: S5.99 HI(RUTECH KNIVES 7 OUT THE FRONT MOD P" "HEN ITEH" ....................... HR HEIIltR BllOOY 4,000-9,000 BTU'S FACTORY RECONDITIONED ]-YR FACTORY WARRANTY PRI[E: $59.90 WE Can Help! TRY OUR NEW SLIMFIT PROGRAM! AND GET 3 MONTHS of Motivation, Education and Encouragement FREE WITH YOUR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP Call 541-367-1904 Gift subscriptions are available for your loved ones! Only at q-12e New Era FRESH CHRISTMAS All Proceeds Will Benelit dm bunshiJm Industries iuilding Fund ],,:,,, ORDER FORM: QTY: : Make Checks Payable u): : 18" Wreath - $20.00 : Sunshinc Industries | :nlimitcd ..... ! PO Box 178, Sweet ]|onlc, OR 97386 ..... : Mini Swag Magmct - $5.00 (5x7) : 5 t L.367.2765 [ NAME: ! ! ! AI)I)RESS: ..................................... e t iiiiii PIIONE: t