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Proposed Auburn algae toxin treatments could cost up to $15 million

The cost of installing blue-green algae toxin treatments to the city of Auburn’s plant will likely cost between $1.5 million and $15 million, city and Cayuga County leaders learned on Monday.

Seth Jensen, director of Municipal Utilities for Auburn, said GHD Consulting Services Inc. met with local officials to go over preliminary results of the water treatment plant’s engineering study. While GHD is still waiting on a set of tests to verify initial results, the firm outlined ballpark costs for three options the city has been closely considering — the use of powder activated carbon, ozone and extending the facility’s intake pipe deeper into Owasco Lake.

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