Toledo: Much needed equipment for public works, and a new water intake spot on the Siletz River bought by the city
Saying that some old heavy equipment machinery has seen better days, the Toledo City Council Wednesday night authorized Public Works Director Adam Denlinger to go shopping. On his list is a used forklift, a used small scale front loader and a grit removal device for the wastewater treatment plant. Denlinger says he expects to have all the equipment in house in fairly short order.
Denlinger also convinced the city council that Toledo needs to purchase a spot of land along the Siletz River near Siletz to construct another river water intake line that feeds a drinking water pipe to Toledo. The current water intake on the Siletz is reported to be innundated by repeated river bank slides that are uncontrollable. So he tracked down a site nearby that doesn’t have the slide problem. Denlinger talked with the owner, who seemed agreeable to a sale, and then requested the council pay $25,000 for the small plot on which will be placed a new water intake catchment. Most water treatment is performed by the city’s water treatment plant which produces high quality drinking water.