City of Trenton to hold workshop regarding sewer system

City of Trenton

The city of Trenton reports a workshop is scheduled Thursday regarding the bypass elimination plan for the sewer system.

The engineering firm, Burns and McDonnell, is to be at City Hall for the workshop from 10 to 2 o’clock. The city of Trenton is publicizing what it’s calling an informational meeting in case enough Trenton city councilmen attend to constitute having a quorum of the council present.

Trenton Municipal Utilities Comptroller Rosetta Marsh called it an important meeting for city officials to attend since the bypass elimination plan will likely affect rate structures and future budgets for the utility and the city of Trenton.

It’s expected the bypass elimination plan is to contain recommended interim operational changes to reduce E-coli levels in the effluent or discharges from the sewer plant generally from April through October. It’s also to recommend improvements, or

upgrades, to enable effluent compliance with E-Coli limitations. Other requirements include options to reduce peak flows.

It’s been reported Trenton has until July 2019 to meet final effluent limitations for E-coli through disinfection.

The city of Trenton has been looking at ways to reduce stormwater from getting into the sewer system, which has included smoke testing of sewer lines and use of a camera to determine where the water is coming from.

Burns and McDonnel was hired by the city to work toward submitting the bypass elimination plan to the Missouri department of natural resources.