FARMINGTON — The city of Farmington entered into a $6.4 million annual contract with CH2M earlier this week to run its water and sewage treatment infrastructure.

It is the third eight-year contract the city has signed with the Portland, Ore., company since 1999. The last contract was for approximately $4.7 million annually.

The city staff recommended the City Council approve the new contract because CH2M, citing the value of its institutional knowledge.

The city notified 60 other companies that it was seeking a contractor to operate its water and sewage treatment plants and collection and distribution lines, but no other companies responded.

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