MINERAL RIDGE -- Mahoning Valley Sanitary District directors have awarded a $860,126 contract for lime sludge removal to a Fredericktown company.
Under the two-year contract, Burch Hydro must remove the sludge from one lagoon by the end of this year. Removal from another lagoon must start by April 1 and be completed by Oct. 1, 2002.
The district has four, seven-acre lagoons. Sludge was last removed in 1990.
"The longer we wait, the more we'll have to pay for it," said David G. Tabak, chief engineer.
Tabak said he got good reports from several of the company's references, which include General Electric in Cincinnati, Rickenbacker Air Base near Dayton and the city of Newark, Ohio.