Category Archives: Utilities

City finalizes water treatment plant improvement project

City Commissioners voted to approve final payment for an improvement project at the city’s water treatment plant. During their April 6 meeting, commissioners¬† voted to the final payment of $204,156 to Sletten Construction and $2,062 to the State Miscellaneous Tax Fund. The project was significantly delayed last year due to delayed delivery of valves and actuators, key components for the

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Calumet planning maintenance, drills beginning April 5

Calumet Montana Refining, LLC will undergo planned unit shutdown and maintenance activities beginning April 5. The planned activities are expected to last approximately three weeks, according to Calumet, and the shutdown and startup activities will cause periods of flaring. Plantwide evacuation test drill exercises are scheduled for noon and 7:30 p.m. April 12. Community members may hear the whistle used

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City to consider $1.64 million storm water project

City Commissioners will considering awarding a $1.64 million contract to Western Municipal Construction during their March 16 meeting for a storm drain improvement project. This is the second phase of a project to replace aging infrastructure and reduce surface flooding around the original Valeria Way storm drain, which was installed in the 1920s along the historic Montana Railroad line and

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Oddfellows Park restroom contract on March 16 city agenda

City Commissioners will consider a $151,308 contract during their March 16 meeting for the demolition of the existing restroom at Oddfellows Park, as well as utility and site work for the new restroom. The project is funded with park maintenance district dollars. Oddfellows restrooms on commission agenda; Rec Center reopening details The contract includes: Demolition, removal and disposal of the

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City utility bills may be delayed due to Texas weather

City utility bills may be delayed due to the weather in Texas. The city utility bills are printed and mailed by a company called DataProse located in Coppell, Texas. “While power outages have been occurring in Texas, DataProse has been able to maintain operations and keep current with bill printing and mailing,” according to the city, but on Feb. 17,

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City receives FEMA grant for riverbank stabilization project

The city has received a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the Missouri River North Shore Stabilization project, the first phase of which would stabilize about 500 feet of shore line. City Manager Greg Doyon said during the Feb. 16 commission meeting that the city had been successful in their grant application. Local groups have been pursuing the

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Sewer, water line coverage plans available to city residents; letter with city logo circulating is legitimate

Letters from the Service Line Warranties of America are circulating again and they are legitimate. The letter includes the city logo, with permission from the city, and outlines optional coverage plans for water and sewer line repairs at a discount. SLWA coverage was introduced to Great Falls residents a few years ago after several homeowners experienced water or sewer service

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Water main project will affect Fox Farm area traffic

Construction to replace water mains in the Fox Farm area is scheduled to begin April 5. City Commissioners approved a $470,850 contract with United Materials to replace about 480 feet of 20-inch water main and 885 feet of 8-inch water main under Fox Farm Road, 16th Street Southwest and 13th Street Southwest. The water mains have been failing with increasing

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City planning more storm drain improvements in industrial park

During their Jan. 19 meeting, City Commissioners will consider a $369,182.50 contract to Shumaker Trucking and Excavating Contractors, Inc., for the Central Montana Agriculture and Technology Park tax increment financing Phase IV storm drain project. The CMATP is located on the north edge of the city and includes Malteurop and ADF. City public works seeking $1.1 million in TIF funds

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