At the January 14 and January 15 City Council meetings, Claremont and Hickory City Councils, respectively, approved a contract for the sale of wastewater treatment services for flow into the Hickory-Catawba Wastewater Treatment Facility.
The City of Claremont approached the City of Hickory in 2009, with the desire to employ the services of the City of Hickory Public Utilities Department to operate, maintain, and manage two wastewater treatment facilities and five collection system lift stations, and provide Operator in Responsible Charge credentials for distribution and collection systems. Claremont and Hickory have continued this mutually beneficial and successful working relationship for many years.
As the City of Claremont has continued to grow and develop, it requested to employ the treatment services of the Hickory-Catawba Wastewater Treatment Facility (H-CWWTF) to provide modern, cost effective treatment services to the City of Claremont for the long term. City leaders for Hickory and Claremont have been working toward this agreement for years.
“The City of Hickory has a longstanding partnership with the City of Claremont. This new agreement further solidifies that relationship between our two municipalities. We look forward to continuing to work together,” said Hickory City Manager Warren Wood.
“This has proven to be a wonderful relationship for both the City of Hickory and the City of Claremont in the provision of utility services to customers. This relationship and contract are examples of forward-thinking governments that plan regionally for the benefit of all,” added Hickory Public Services Director Kevin Greer, P.E.
“The City of Claremont has been blessed with excellent economic development in the past, based on our City Council’s wishes and hard work in planning ahead. This agreement is yet another example of their desire to ensure that Claremont can remain a strong economic driver in Catawba County well into the future. We appreciate the City of Hickory’s willingness to continue and expand this beneficial partnership,” said Claremont City Manager Jason Brown.
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