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County moves ahead on landfill development
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Development continues at the Barton County Landfill and now work is underway to prepare for the next phase.

Barton County Commissioners, Monday, approved a proposal from Aquaterra Environmental Solutions, Inc. to help with the bidding process for the construction of Phase III, according to Solid Waste Manager Mark Witt.

Witt noted that Aquaterra will provide bidding assistance and construction quality assurance services in the proposal at an estimated cost of $120,700.

Witt added that cost is in line with what it cost for the county to open the currently used phase at the landfill.

"Identified tasks include bidding assistance, soil testing, compacted low permeability soil liner documentation and testing, geosynthetic components documentation and testing, leachate collection system documentation and testing, survey and data review, report preparation and engineering support and project management," it was reported in county information.

Witt also noted that funds for this project are available in the Solid Waste Fund, which is generated by tipping fees at the landfill, rather than property taxes.