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The Town of Ridgefield has accepted a bid to complete renovation and expansion work at the District I wastewater treatment plant.  The nearly $38 million bid came from Spectraserve of New Jersey and was the lowest of four received. 

The Newstimes reports that the bid must be reviewed by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection so the contractor can be certified.  That has to be done by July 1st in order for the town to qualify for a $1.5 million phosphorous removal grant. 

Residents approved $48 million for the project in November and the final boards and commissions signed off on plans last month.  The overall project includes closing the Route 7 District II sewer plant and building a pipeline to pump wastewater to the District I plant.  The bid does not include the pipeline work.

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