Voters Pass Wastewater Bond; Business On Track To Grow


By KMVT News

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Business in Twin Falls is on track to grow after voters passed the city's wastewater bond by nearly 70 percent last week.

City officials say improvements to the plant will allow existing businesses to grow, and other businesses to come to the area. At its current capacity, the city has had to turn down requests for new businesses.

That's what happened to Stephanie Claar last month. She went to the city hoping to get approval to open a new coffee shop, but hit a dead end when city officials said the wastewater plant being at capacity wouldn't allow for any new business.

Claar says she hopes the city's decision will change now that the bond has passed. She goes on to say, "Now I'm going to move forward with my business. I'm going to do everything I planned on doing. This was the best case scenario is that it would get passed. So things are going to work out for us, which is great."

City Manager Travis Rothweiler says, "The Citizens Committee that worked on this project really deserves a lot of the credit, and so do the citizens of twin falls who went o the poles... who really voted with their conscious and provided I think a very current mandate."

Rothweiler says it will be about two years before the city has the initial phases of capacity.

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