New engineers will help fix problems

Tuesday, September 12th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Okmulgee-AP) -- The Okmulgee mayor says new engineers will help to solve problems with the city's wastewater treatment plant.

Mayor Gary Kelley says the City Council has committed the funds, the time and the manpower to get the plant back on line and up to par.

Kelley says a Tulsa engineering firm is working with the city in its compliance efforts.

The city will give the Environmental Protection Agency a plan of corrective action within 90 to 120 days.

Over the past five years, the E-P-A has fined the city more than 137-thousand dollars for violations in its wastewater treatment plant. Most of the penalties have centered on effluent violations.

The plant recently was deemed responsible for releasing partially treated sewage into the Deep Fork of the Canadian River near Okmulgee.