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$14 MILLION PROJECT
Lance Kurt of R&G Excavating, Scio, directs concrete Wednesday on a sewage line that is part of La Grandes expansion of its wastewater treatment plant. The concrete is used to cover the large pipes to keep them from floating to the surface during periods of high water, according to an engineer with Anderson Perry and Associates Inc., consultants on the project. The project, which is working its way through the Ladd Marsh wetlands to the treatment plant, involves placing 18,500 feet of new sewage line. So far, about 6,000 feet of line has been laid. The total project will cost $14 million and includes creating a 120-acre secondary treatment wetlands near the present treatment plant. It should be completed next year.