City council approves contract for DFA plant

Steve Ranson / LVN photo

Steve Ranson / LVN photo

A contract to build a lift station to service the new Dairy Farmers of America Fallon Plant was awarded Tuesday night by the Fallon City Council during its regularly scheduled meeting.

Resource Development Inc. was granted the contract in the low bid amount of $1,033,900 for a project that will provide sewer service to the powder milk facility, which is scheduled to begin operation by the end of this year.

The lift station will be designed to handle the waste water from the DFA facility, which is located downhill from the city’s water treatment plant, City Engineer Jim Souba explained. The waste water may reach peak flows in excess of 430,000 gallons per day, he added.

“It’s a lift station we needed,” Souba said. “They (Resource Development) previously reconstructed the chemical room at the water plant, which was a very complex project, so we’re very happy to work with this firm again.”

The only other bid received for the project was submitted by Fallon-based A & K Earth Movers.

Council members also took action on the following item:

• Approved an off-premises/unrestricted liquor license for AB Food & Liquor, 1660 W. Williams Ave. Kamran Bashir is owner/operator of the store.


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