Moscow asked to cool sewage temperature

Moscow asked to cool sewage temperature

Moscow asked to cool sewage temperature

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 10:45 AM

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- The city of Moscow, Idaho, is being asked to cool the temperature of its sewage before releasing it into a creek that flows into Washington.
 
The city must cool the effluent processed in its wastewater treatment plant before releasing it into Paradise Creek to meet Washington rules and get a permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
 
Les McDonald, the city public works director, says the temperature of the discharge has been a problem during the summer months. Moscow is located near the Washington border.
 
McDonald said the two best options are installing a chiller or directing the discharge into nearby wetlands before it flows into the creek.

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