City of MLT gives go ahead to new decant facility

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A storage yard at the City of Mountlake Terrace Operations Facility will be home for a new decant facility
A storage yard at the City of Mountlake Terrace Operations Facility will be home for a new decant facility

A new decant facility, used to separate contaminated liquid and solid wastes from city public works maintenance remains, will be built at the City of Mountlake Terrace Operations Facility at a cost of almost $800,000 following the approval of the Mountlake Terrace City Council on August 5.

To comply with federal standards for the discarding of waste generated from street sweeping, catch basin cleaning, pipe cleaning and hydro excavation, the city will have a decant facility built in a storage yard at their operations facility, 6204-215th St. S.W. McClure and Sons Inc. was awarded the project at a city cost of $794,726; the Mill Creek construction company submitted the lowest of six bids for the project.

Prior to 2011, the City of Mountlake Terrace Public Works Department sent waste requiring decanting to a King County operation in Shoreline. Following the closure of that site the City of Mountlake Terrace has been using a decanting facility in Renton for the past two years.

Construction on the new city decant facility is expected to begin in September. Construction costs will be paid for from City of Mountlake Terrace Sewer, Stormwater and Water Funds.

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