Branson aldermen have given initial approval to four bills relating to the city’s participation in the Tri-Lakes Biosolids Coalition, an intergovernmental partnership that also includes Branson West, Hollister, Kimberling City, Forsyth and Taney County.
Branson Utilities Director Mike Ray went over the cooperation agreement for a regional biosolids dewatering and drying facility. …
Ray said Branson’s estimated cost in participating in the coalition during the first year is 357-thousand dollars, plus a one-time deposit of 89-thousand dollars.
Officials say the result of the dewatering and drying process is a dry product that can be safely used in a variety of ways, with greatly-improved protection of water quality when compared to the current land application process.
Taney County will disburse DNR grant funds and sewer sales tax proceeds to construct the building addition at the Cooper Creek treatment plant in Branson. The coalition will own and operate the facility.