Airport to apply for WBC funds to build sewer line

(Jackson, Wyo.) - The Jackson Hole Airport is holding a public hearing tomorrow regarding its application for Wyoming Business Council money to fund a sewer pipeline. The Jackson Hole Airport Board intends to submit an application for a BRC loan and grant for construction of a sewer pipeline and related improvements from the Jackson Hole Airport to the Town of Jackson’s wastewater treatment facility. Effluent from the Airport’s wastewater treatment plant is currently discharged into an aging leach field, the remaining life of which is unknown and may not be adequate to handle anticipated passenger growth at the Airport. To address this problem the Board is considering bypassing its treatment plant altogether and conveying Airport wastewater to the Town of Jackson for treatment in its plant. "The Project would provide the Airport with sufficient wastewater capacity to handle existing and anticipated future passenger volumes and peaks, thus enhancing air transport to the community, which in turn is expected to retain and promote businesses which use the Airport and rely on adequate community air service, and thus to support the economy of Teton County," stated the airport in a release. The Project is estimated to cost $3.3 million. The Board is exploring a variety of funding sources for the Project, including the BRC Grant and Loan Program administered by the WBC. The Board proposes to apply for a $1 million loan and a $1.5 million grant under this Program. Matching and additional moneys for this Project would come from Board reserve funds. Rules of the WBC require the Board to solicit citizen input through a public hearing before submission of an application. The Board will hold such a public hearing as part of its regular meeting on February 17, starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Room at the Jackson Hole Airport. Immediately after the public hearing, the Airport Board will consider all comments and the adoption of a Resolution approving the filing of an application. *Feature Photo: Jackson Hole Airport. h/t Shutterstock / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #new