Sewage treatment may not be the most scintillating subject for the average person, but when you’re in the business, it can be a pretty passionate topic. Take Andrew Denham, Twisp public works director, for…
Twisp Public Works
Twisp breaks ground on new public works building
The Town of Twisp broke ground last week on a new public works building that will house the town’s public works equipment and vehicles, and provide an office for the department.
The new facility is being built at the end of Riverside Avenue, adjacent to the town’s wastewater treatment plant.
Moss returns as interim public works superintendent in Twisp
Former Twisp Public Works Superintendent Howard Moss has been hired on a temporary basis to handle his old job while the town seeks a replacement for his successor, Andrew Denham. Denham resigned in January. He said the hour-plus commute to his job in Twisp from his home in Conconully had become too difficult, particularly in […]
Twisp Town Council awards contract for new public works shop
The Twisp Town Council has accepted a bid of $800,000 for construction of a new public works shop on Cottonwood Street to replace the existing shop at Town Hall. It was the second round of bidding on the shop project. Original bids came in higher than expected. The second-round winning bid by Halme Builders of […]
Twisp looks for new public works director after Denham resigns
The Town of Twisp is advertising for a new public works director to replace Andrew Denham, who resigned from the job effective Jan. 31.
Denham, who lives with his wife in Conconully, said the hour-plus commute to his work in Twisp had become too difficult, particularly in …
Twisp on alert for possible ice dams blocking river as temps fall
Andrew Denham, Twisp’s public works director, was keeping a close watch early this week on ice that has built up on the Twisp River, hoping to avoid a repeat of last year’s ice dams that that threatened to flood parts of Twisp.
The recent prolonged spell of frigid temperatures has produced thick ice on sections of …
Josh Thomson appointed to fill Twisp Town Council vacancy
Josh Thomson, a civil engineer who works for Okanogan County Public Works, was appointed last week by the Twisp Town Council to fill the vacant council seat previously held by Bob Lloyd.
In naming him to the board, council members said they welcomed Thomson’s background in civil engineering, transportation, public works and budgeting.
An inside look at Twisp’s sewers
A video camera mounted on wheels was lowered into a manhole in Twisp recently and took a trip through a town sewer pipe.
The camera transmitted images to a screen above ground, where an operator used a joystick …
Warmer weather melting Twisp River ice dam that threatened to flood town
Two large ice dams that blocked sections of the Twisp River last week created concerns about potential flooding in Twisp, particularly at the River’s Edge Mobile Home Park, until the dams broke open on their own over the weekend.
Faulty valve causes massive water leak
By Ann McCreary
A faulty valve on a Twisp water storage tank resulted in a large volume of municipal water lost last month.