The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News editor 

Shoring up the sewer

Work progressing on Everly's sewage pond improvement project


June 4, 2020


An excavator rests near a crumpled pile of trees and brush last week at Everly's sewage treatment ponds.

Everly Mayor Brad Behrens probably never thought he could be so happy about a sewage pond.

Thanks to a relatively dry spring, an improvement project at Everly's wastewater treatment ponds is progressing rapidly. Trees have been leveled around the area, sludge has been removed and dirt work is underway.

"They were actually doing really well until it rained," said Behrens. "It was one of the driest springs we've had in a long time, but with five inches of rain recently, that's probably going push things back a bit."

Behrens said last week crews were getting close to starting pipework. The gro...

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