Red Cliff breaks ground on wastewater plant
RED CLIFF, Colorado –The town of Red Cliff broke ground Tuesday on its new $3.2 million wastewater treatment plant.
Red Cliff Ramon Montoya and Colorado Department of Local Affairs Executive Director Susan Kirkpatrick wielded golden shovels in the official ceremony. Construction on the plant began this week and is expected to be completed in August 2010.
“This is a major deal, and we’ll be very, very happy in another 10 months when this is a done deal,” Montoya said. “This is a major step forward, so we’re thrilled.”
The project has been over 20 years in the making, Montoya said. The overall project, which includes a collections system, costs $5.6 million. The project received $3.2 million in federal stimulus funds as well as $800,000 from a State and Tribal Assistance Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and $500,000 from a Department of Local Affairs Energy and Mineral Impact grant.