LIBERTY - The City Council is pondering a request from Tarter Gate Co. to extend sewer service to Dunnville to treat the company's industrial wastewater. With the added service, Tarter Gate has pledged to increase its workforce by 50 to 100 jobs, Mayor Steve Sweeney said.
A study done by GRW, an engineering firm in Lexington, indicates that two alternative routes are available - one along U.S. 127 South, which is considered the shortest and most economical, and the other along Green River. Cost is estimated between $1.2 million and $1.6 million. State and federal grants and loans could possibly finance the project.
The study shows that Tarter Gate uses industrial processes of anodizing, chemical etching, chromating and milling. Federal regulations show the company is classified as a categorical industry under the Metal Finishing Categorical Pretreatment Standards and must comply with stringent wastewater discharge limits.
Tarter is currently installing an industrial wastewater treatment plant to allow its discharge to meet federal requirements. The company hauls its wastewater to the city for treatment.