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Corps seeks public comment on improvements to wastewater system in Plentywood, Montana

Published Jan. 13, 2020

PLENTYWOOD, Mont. – A proposal to improve the wastewater collection system for the City of Plentywood is currently available for public comment through Feb. 11. The proposed project is needed to address deterioration in the current system, including broken clay and concrete pipes, and to provide reliable service to city residents.

Proposed improvements include replacing approximately 25,000 linear feet of existing deteriorated clay tile and concrete pipe with new PVC pipe through conventional excavation and open cut pipe techniques where unsuitable grade exists.  A majority of the repair would be completed by using Cast in-Place Pipe (CIPP) trenchless technology. CIPP installation method simply means placing PVC pipe inside the existing clay/concrete pipes without excavating surfaces. 

The public is encouraged to provide comments on the draft environmental assessment which can be downloaded at: www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Planning/Project-Reports/. Comments can be mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District; CENWO-PMA-C; ATTN: John Shelman, Plentywood EA; 1616 Capitol Avenue; Omaha, NE 68102-4901. Comments can also be emailed to: cenwo-planning@usace.army.mil. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than Feb. 11, 2020.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ funding for this project is authorized under Section 595 of the 1999 Water Resources Development Act, as amended. This authority allows the Corps to participate in projects for wastewater treatment, water supply, and related facilities in Idaho, Montana, rural Nevada, New Mexico, rural Utah and Wyoming. Design and construction assistance is provided only for projects that are owned by public entities and project costs are shared 75% federal contribution and 25% non-federal contribution.

Omaha District Public Affairs

Release no. 20-008