by Shannon Cay
JASPER, Ark. – The National Park Service is asking the public what they think about an idea for a new waste water treatment plant.
Park officials say they have a plan to completely re-vamp the waste water treatment plants that feed into the Buffalo National River, but they want the public to give them the go ahead, first.
The two current treatment systems were built in 1972 and like a lot of engineering at the time, it is ending its useful life. Engineers say because the current system allows the water to freeze in the winter and the old mechanisms are difficult to find and fix, according to a release from the department.
Park Service Authorities say the upper treatment plant, which feeds into Panther Creek, as well as the lower treatment plan that feeds directly in to the Buffalo, would both be completely demolished and replaced with a facility that is of industry standards.
The comment period for the proposed waste water treatment plant will run through the 9th of April.
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