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

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

A long time coming

Improvements to Everly sewage ponds finished


September 23, 2021


Everly Council Member Tracey Grigg-Schuver looks over one of the aeration cells on Monday during a tour of the city's sewage treatment facility.

There was no ribbon cutting or parade, but a massive and important infrastructure upgrade project in Everly is now finished.

Work on the city's sewage treatment ponds is finished after more than a year of construction. The project was years in the making, with momentum finally carrying it to the finish line over the past three years.

Mayor Brad Behrens was happy and relieved to see things wrap up.

"My No. 1 main goal as mayor coming in was to get this done and see it through," he said.

Engineer Brian Schmidt gave Behrens and council members Tara Patrick and Tracey Grigg-Schuver a tour of th...

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