City looking to get dumped on
Waste station for RVs, travel trailers being considered

Kerry Craig | News-Telegram Assistant Editor

January 23, 2004 -- Spring may become more convenient for both visitors to and residents of Sulphur Springs who utilize campers, travel trailers and recreational vehicles if a majority of the city council follows recommendations of two of their members and city staff.

The proposal, a convenience or dump station for recreational vehicles, would cost about $3,000 to construct and would be located at the city's wastewater treatment facility, according to Marc Maxwell, Sulphur Springs city manager.

"We've kicked it around at staff level," Maxwell said. "We thought the best place would be the wastewater treatment plant where there could be some supervision."

The city would not require any fees for the use of the facility, and Maxwell said he felt the convenience station would meet the needs of the many recreational travelers and campers that come into the area each year. He said the facility would be available at no charge to city residents also.

"While we want to provide a service, we don't want to have any hazardous chemicals disposed of, which sometimes happens," Maxwell said. "We chose the site at the wastewater plant and are putting together plans that will allow RV owners to simply pull up, open a valve over a catch-basin and then simply drive off without having to use any hoses."

"We want to provide a service for people who come here to visit and people who live here and go somewhere else and need to clean up their RV," the city manager said.

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