- Associated Press - Sunday, April 20, 2014

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Bozeman officials are proposing to spend $1.7 million a year over the next decade to upgrade its underground storm water system.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1jmQzBn ) an 18-month study found pipes that were broken, slumping, cracked and fractured along parts of the 93-miles system.

It also found a buildup of trash and sediment along inlets and outfalls into creeks and rivers. Pollution is finding its way into the system.

The city’s staff is recommending the 10-year, $1.7 million annual spending for the needed upgrades.

Mayor Jeff Krauss said previously it was clear the money to fix the system would come from a tax increase.

The city commission will take up the issue in a Monday evening meeting.

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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com


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