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New sewer plant under construction soon

3 years 2 months 3 weeks ago October 30, 2013 Oct 30, 2013 Wednesday, October 30 2013 October 30, 2013 6:55 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

PLAQUEMINE - Officials say construction on a $12 million state-of-the-art sewer plant in this city could begin as early as this week.

Mayor Mark Gulotta says the existing plant, built in 1960, was built to treat about 1 million gallons of wastewater a day but has been taking in more than 1 million gallons a day for some time.

The new plant will be built outside the city limits on 17 acres of land in a cane field along La. Highway 1 that the city purchased a few years ago.

The city is using about $6 million in Hurricane Gustav Recovery Funds to pay for the project with the remaining costs financed by a 20-year, low-interest loan from the Department of Environmental Quality.

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