Agency continues plans despite lawsuit |

Agency continues plans despite lawsuit

Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency is moving forward with water reclamation plant expansion plans despite being under the shroud of a lawsuit by the cities of Reno and Sparks and the Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe.

The agency approved in its meeting Feb. 15 obtaining the services of consultants CH2M Hill, Inc., for the preliminary design of the plant at a cost of approximately $339,979.

The purpose of the preliminary design is to further develop the necessary California Environmental Quality Act documents leading to the final design.

The lawsuit filed against the agency Jan. 19 by Reno, Sparks and the Paiute tribe prohibits the agency from approving any contract for construction of the project pending compliance with CEQA.

The suit challenges the adequacy of the environmental documents and will be heard in Nevada County Superior Court.

No dates have been announced.

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