$900 thousand dollar price tag on local landslide

, Posted: Wed, March 26 2014 at 10:45 AM, Updated: Thu, March 27 2014 at 4:00 PM

$900 thousand dollar price tag on local landslide

Brookings, Ore. -- This summer, the Brookings City Manager says work will begin on their Waste Water Treatment Plant. Over the phone, he tells us that's because the plant is located next to a slow moving landslide and the earth won't stop shifting.

"We received about $300,000 in federal grant money to help with the cost of the project, and it's about a $900,000 dollar project," says City Manager Gary Milliman.

A retaining wall with pylons that reach through bed rock will be installed sometime this summer.

Milliman says the city now contracts out for geo-technical surveying before new developments along hillsides. The surveys test soil safety and likelihood of erosion.

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