The purpose of the project is to construct a segment of the Cedar Creek project, which will eliminate sewer overflows and ground water contamination from leaks in the existing deteriorating pipe. The new sewer will provide adequate capacity for both current and anticipated future flows.
EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, "The grant will improve aging water infrastructure and spearhead new projects that will benefit the environment and economy. These water infrastructure funds will partially fund a construction project which is estimated to cost $2.3 million."
The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2014.