Green River to Enter Joint Agreement with Rock Springs for Biosolids Handling Project

Green River to Enter Joint Agreement with Rock Springs for Biosolids Handling Project

GREEN RIVER — The Green River City Council will consider approval of an agreement for a joint biosolids handling project between the cities of Green River and Rock Springs and Forsgren Associates, Inc.

In July 2021, the cities of Rock Springs and Green River entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to investigate the feasibility of a joint biosolids handling program. According to the Green River City Council meeting packet “it was thought that a joint venture could save both Cities money with a joint site and joint equipment.” 

Biosolids are a byproduct of an Activated Sludge Wastewater Treatment Plant which the City of Green River is planning to build, the meeting documents state.

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“The cities jointly conducted a selection process including requesting statements of interest, issuing a request for proposals, and interviewing potential firms to prepare a study and recommendations for biosolids handling in both communities,” the documents state.

The selection committee is now recommending that the cities enter an agreement with Forsgren Associates, Inc. to conduct the study. The total cost of $126,000 will be split evenly between the two cities, as outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding.

According to the meeting documents, adequate funding exists within the Waste Water budget for the new treatment plant to conduct the study. The result of the study are expect to impact plant operational considerations.

The Green River City Council will meet Tuesday, June 7, at 7 p.m. inside City Hall. The Rock Springs City Council will also be considering approval of this same agreement during its meeting at the same time.

To view the full meeting agenda and packet, click here.