Pierre To Make Emergency Repairs To Water Treatment Plant Pipe

An update on upgrades to the City of Pierre wastewater treatment plant became much more serious in nature Tuesday night. Gidget Palmer with the City of Pierre says there is an immediate need to replace a section of pipe at the plant…

A spot repair has been made, but Palmer says the pipe needs to be replaced immediately. She asked the Pierre City Commission to apply for a special Community Development Block Grant…

Commissioner Jamie Huizenga says the Commission has no choice but to address the pipe failure…

Commissioner Blake Barringer agrees..

Use of sewer main lining to save the pipe is not practical because of the large quantity of materials in the pipe at any one time and the fact the pipe is in fragile condition.