Jerome Holds Workshop For Wastewater Update


By Brittany Cooper

Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The days are winding down to when the Jerome City Council makes a decision affecting wastewater treatment.

On Friday afternoon, the council took one last opportunity to ask the engineers questions regarding the upgrade. Guests also spoke about economic development in the area.

Mayor John Shine tells us it comes down to growth or no–growth.
One option is a $33 million bond to repair deficiencies and put in place some redundancy. This would meet bare minimum requirements. On the high end, there is a $58 million option.

Shine believes the proposal that will be made into a motion is approximately $48 million.

"When we put the previous plan in place, we thought that was going to be good for 20 years. We've had a couple of big companies come to town and a lot of smaller companies come to town because Jerome has a lot to offer. They come here and now all of a sudden, we're full again," adds Shine.

The council will make a decision Tuesday evening. That meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the Jerome City Council chambers.

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