Photo by Kathy Browning
Roof repair needed
The one million-gallon water treatment plant on Lamborn Mesa has a buckling roof. The wood timbers used to support the massive roof have warped and rotted due to the moisture in the underground tank. The entire roof needs to be replaced, as the roof’s west side is also starting to bow. Travis Loberg, Paonia public works director, said the funds to repair the roof will likely come out of the town’s reserves. CIRSA, the town’s insurance company, has already said it will not cover the damage. The roof’s condition was discovered in December. The new roof will be state-engineered. The one million-gallon water treatment plant has a new micro-filter system to meet state standards.