The city of Albany will receive $4.75 million to fix a problem at its wastewater treatment plant under a settlement with the Siemens Corp.
The city council approved the deal Wednesday night, completing negotiations between the city and the international company’s U.S. arm, which supplied key components of the Albany-Millersburg Water Reclamation Facility, finished in 2009 at a cost of more than $70 million.
The city had the help of Portland lawyers David Markowitz and Kerry Shepherd in negotiating the deal with Siemens lawyers based in Chicago. City Attorney Jim Delapoer praised the background work of the public works staff for being able to reach a settlement without a lawsuit being filed.
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Originally published in the August 23, 2012 Albany Democrat Herald.