By Associated Press - Saturday, April 25, 2015

RANCHESTER, Wyo. (AP) - The town of Ranchester says it has found new options that could reduce the cost of chlorinating discharge into the Tongue River from its wastewater treatment facility.

Mayor Peter Clark says officials recently discovered a sewage lagoon for adding and remotely monitoring chlorine.

He says the project could cost the town $3,000 a year, saving the town a lot of money.

The Sheridan Press reports ( ) that for some reason, officials in 1985 set up sewer lagoons, apparently anticipating the need for more monitoring.

Treatment of the water is necessary to prevent people from getting sick from E. coli bacteria, which can cause diarrhea, urinary tract infections and respiratory illnesses.


Information from: The Sheridan (Wyo.) Press,

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