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Snake River High School wins wastewater planning grant

Snake River High School has been awarded a wastewater planning grant.

The $37,500 grant from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality will be used to prepare a planning study and environmental review. The total eligible cost of the project is $75,000 and the remaining $37,500 will be funded by the high school.

The project will evaluate the current wastewater system and identify needed improvements.

The Snake River School District is asking voters to approve a ten-year, $750,000 per year plant facility levy at the polls in March.

Superintendent Dave Kerns said the levy includes additional funding to, in part, replace a septic system failure at the junior high school. The district hopes to connect the building to Blackfoot’s sewer system instead.

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