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Finley, N.D., rehabilitating sewer system

Work begins today in Finley, N.D., on a $1.7 million project to rehabilitate the community's sanitary sewer system. The funding package to rehabilitate the existing sanitary system consists of a loan of $942,000 and a grant of $758,000. The funds...

Work begins today in Finley, N.D., on a $1.7 million project to rehabilitate the community's sanitary sewer system.

The funding package to rehabilitate the existing sanitary system consists of a loan of $942,000 and a grant of $758,000. The funds are administered through U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development's Utilities Water and Environmental Loan and Grant program.

State and federal officials were in Finley this week for a ceremonial presentation in connection with Earth Day.

"Only by working together can we ensure that the environment we leave our children and grandchildren is a healthy and strong inheritance," said Jasper Schneider, USDA Rural Development state director. "We only get one chance to do this right."

The city's sanitary sewer system was built in 1930 and the lagoon system in 1968. The existing sanitary system includes vitrified clay tile pipe, and the existing manholes are made of brick cast in place. The system includes five lift stations with the wastewater pumped into a two-cell lagoon system.

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The project consists of rehabilitating the existing sanitary sewer system by installing a cured-in-place pipe inside of the VCP main lines, a cast-in-place concrete liner in the manholes and spot repairing the sanitary mains where the pipe is broken. The cured-in-place pipe results in a smooth, continuous inner surface.

The manholes will be rehabilitated via a cast-in-place concrete liner installed. There are small lengths of sewer main that will require a complete removal and replacement of the broken pipe prior to the installation of the cured-in-place liner. Officials say the alternative will revitalize the existing system and remedying the environmental impacts and health risk to the public.

The main contractor is Sellin Bros. Construction of Hawley, Minn.

The project also involves installation of new water meters that can be read remotely from another location, City Auditor Tyrone Hauge said.

This is the second major project this year in Finley, the Steele County seat with about 515 residents, about 55 miles southwest of Grand Forks.

Stone's Market moved into a new grocery store building. The new building is owned by the Finley Economic Development Corp. and leased by the store owner, Tracy Stone.

Reach Bonham at (701) 780-1110; (800) 477-6572, ext. 110; or send e-mail to kbonham@gfherald.com .

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