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By Drew Lawson
The Times 

City likely to seek new sewer lagoon tenant


Last updated 1/21/2021 at 4:22pm

Drew Lawson | The Times

The city will be searching for a new tenant to farm its sewer lagoons.

DAVENPORT – A few hundred yards north of the baseball fields off McInnis Road on the northeast side of town lie four sewer lagoons on premises the city uses as spray irrigation for sewer lagoon water. The lagoons are staggered in elevation. Chemicals are put in the top lagoon, and the water flows from one to the other. The roughly 75-acre area now needs a new farmer to partner with the city through a public contract to maintain and farm the land in exchange for the ability to grow, store and sell non-human-consumable crops or feed.

From July 1, 2000 through Dec. 31, 2020, that land was fa...

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