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EPA finds deficiencies in Hoisington waste water treatment

HOISINGTON — After a surprise visit from the Environmental Protection Agency last week, the city of Hoisington has learned that it has  significant deficiencies in its treatment of waste water.
City Manager Jonathan Mitchell reported to the city council on Monday that the sewage lagoons have been in place since the early 1980s are significantly underperforming. While the violations were moderate, Mitchell said, “It’s a serious issue we need to address. This is not an emergency situation, and we can correct these and have less impact on the environment.”
The EPA brought five issues to the city. They were:
•Recordkeeping ...

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