RV dump station planned for Kaibab
With summer rapidly approaching many people’s thoughts are turning to camping.
For many folks that means tents and sleeping bags laid out on the ground, but for those seeking a bit more in the way of creature comforts a recreational vehicle (RV) offers most of the amenities of home to those looking to “rough it”.
This summer the Town of Granby will look to make RV camping a bit more convenient for locals and tourists alike with the installation of an RV dumping station at Kaibab Park in Granby, just south of the railroad tracks. The proposed location of the RV Dumping Station will be slightly southwest from the Kaibab Baseball Fields and roughly directly across County Road 57 from the future sight of the Moffat Road Railroad Museum.
Granby Town Manger Wally Baird provided details on the project. The Kaibab Park RV Dumping Station will be a drive through dump station and will also include a place to get replacement water for RVs. Baird pointed out that the water that will eventually become available at the Kaibab Dump Station will not be potable.
Construction for the project will entail creating a minor road spur off County Road 57 where the Dump station will be located and the pouring of a concrete pad where RVs will park while dumping. The dump station and replacement water station will also have to be tied into existing Town water infrastructure. According to Baird Town water and sewer lines are already fairly close to the location where the dump will be constructed, reducing overall construction costs.
Baird explained that engineers working on the project have been reluctant to provide costs estimates at this time. “Prices were all over the board,” Baird said. “It depends on who is willing to bid it.” Baird pointed out that the Town has sent out six copies of project for bidding with six different construction firms.
“The timeline (for the project) depends a lot on who gets it,” Baird said. “But we would like the whole thing done by the middle to the end of June. We think it can be done in that amount of time.”
Anyone with an RV who needs to discharge waste will be allowed to dump at the station. Waste discharges at the station will flow into Granby’s existing sewer system. At this time Granby has no plans to charge for using the RV Dump Station. Baird said the Town would place a donation box at the site and highlighted a similar system employed by Walden that has had success in receiving user-donated funds.
The Town of Granby began considering the project roughly one-year ago according to Baird. The project itself will be done by private contractors and a legal ad from Granby requesting bids on the project lists a bid submission deadline of 4 p.m. on April 15.
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