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

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Whacky about weeds

Unwanted growth noted at Everly's revamped sewage treatment ponds


August 26, 2021


A bumper weed crop has sprouted at Everly's sewage treatment ponds this year.

An abundance of weeds at Everly's sewage treatment facility sparked discussion on Aug. 16 among city council members.

Weeds have exploded on the bare ground that surrounds the ponds, which recently underwent significant upgrades. The problem has made planting new grass nearly impossible and Mayor Brad Behrens wants to see the issue addressed.

"They're a mess. There's no way we'll get seeding done by September," he said. "Until they're gone, we're never going to get it seeded."

Behrens suggested the city plant grass via hydroseeding once the weed issue is mitigated. The process uses a slurry...

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