Mexico Tackles Several Wastewater Items

The Mexico City Council this month approved several items involving wastewater operations. One was for renewing the industrial pretreatment services contract with KimHEC. City Manager Bruce Slagle says the DNR makes the city maintain a permitting program for local industries that discharge wastewater.

Another project is studying whether the trickling filter can be taken offline, after work was done on it in the summer. Slagle says while the work was done, the plant was still in compliance with required biological oxygen demand and ammonia requirements.

Changes in Mexico’s industry has lessened the need for that filter.

The filter would still be there if needed again. The council also approved an engineering contract with Hutchison Engineering of Hannibal for architectural services at the wastewater treatment plant. The city wants to put in a new metal building to replace the aging shop and break room.