The city of Sedalia is currently working on a $30 million storm water improvement project that includes upgrading the sanitary sewer system. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott talk to Public Works Administrator Bill Beck:
The expansive project is requiring work to be completed on private sewers including the grounds of the Missouri State Fair. “About 50 percent of the mix is coming from private lines, so we’re having people fix those, ” said Beck,” One is actually the state’s system that contributes to one of our three waste water plants. The fairgrounds, in a lot of cases, has problems with their sewer and we’re asking they make repairs to help our system.”
The issues facing the state are reportedly compound in nature. “Most of the problems with private lines include clean-outs that are broken or not capped properly, ” said Beck, “For others, their lines are broken in places. The state fair facility, being as old and large as it it, they have a little bit of all that.”
State officials reportedly have acknowledged the needed repairs and are working to allocate funds for the project. The city of Sedalia has a 2016 deadline for completion of work, but hope to have it finalized in 2014.