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To shore up staffing, city is paying triple its current wage for contractors to manage the wastewater plant

ITHACA, N.Y. —The Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility (IAWWTF) has been muddling through staffing challenges for years now, largely caused by uncompetitive wages it offers its workers. So when the plant’s Chief Operating Officer was getting ready to retire in 2022, the City of Ithaca contracted the Camden Group, a private company. While the services […]