HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Wastewater woes: Millions at stake

Written December 1st, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Albany and Millersburg completed their new wastewater treatment plant on the Willamette River in 2009 at a cost of around $70 million borrowed from the state. Three years later, for about $14 million, they finished the Talking Water Gardens. Neither project has worked entirely as planned, and now the cities may go to court over […]


Still struggling with stinky sludge

Written June 13th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Albany just can’t seem to catch a break with the problem of solid waste at the joint Albany-Millersburg sewage treatment plant. As the weather warmed this spring, on bike rides past the plant and downwind from it, I once again noticed the outhouse odor that caused neighbors to petition the Albany City Council for a solution […]


 
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