The wastewater treatment plant in Jamestown is estimated to be completed this fall, a Bartlett & West engineer told the Jamestown Board of Aldermen at its Monday meeting.
The company submitted a plan on behalf of the city to Missouri Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development on what to do with the old lagoon.
"It really has been resolved in a good way," Bartlett & West engineer Gary Davis said. "To keep the lagoon, keep the sludge in the lagoon and convert it to a storage cell for wet weather events, they approved it, and that's huge."
The USDA approved funding for a city wastewater treatment plant in Jamestown in April 2014. The city received a water and waste disposal program loan for $1.3 million and a water and waste disposal program grant of $501,000.
"Initially, we were going to wipe it out and just close it," Davis said about the existing lagoon.
The lagoon storage cell will hold rain water, which can later be treated at the plant for use. Davis said the project should remain near the $2 million to $2.5 million budget.
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