Red Cliff treatment plant set for construction |

Red Cliff treatment plant set for construction

RED CLIFF, Colorado – Red Cliff is aiming to begin construction on a new wastewater treatment plan by the end of next month.

The town has been awarded $2 million in federal stimulus funds for the $5.6 million project.

The existing plant should have been replaced some 25 years ago, said Mayor Ramon Montoya.

“This has been a five-year process in the making,” Montoya said. “It’s great that we’re going to, per our guidelines, begin construction prior to Sept. 30.”

The bidding process to find a builder has begun.

Besides the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money, other funding sources include:

• $500,000 from a Department of Local Affairs Energy and Mineral Impact grant.

• $800,000 from a State and Tribal Assistance Grant.

• $1.3 million from a Community Development Block Grant.

Staff Writer Edward Stoner can be reached at 970-748-2929 or

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