A number of projects are being completed in Carrollton this summer.  Thos include a new pump station, new 30-inch sewer line, million and a half excessive flow holding tank for storm sewage, and installation of the underground piping associated with it. At the Wastewater treatment plant, a new grit removal structure is being built.

Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Inspector of New Construction Ronald Lyon:

Ronald Lyon

Many of these projects are being done because of new requirements from the Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency.  One of those requirements is lower levels of e. coli at the wastewater treatment plant. A new Ultraviolet system has been installed so Carrollton can be in compliance.

Funding primarily comes from the USDA Rural Economic Development, with guaranteed funds from a local bank.  Those are a low-interest loan.  The overall contract completion date is currently May 3rd, 2014.

Some construction has closed Old 24 Highway in Carrollton.  Crews hope to have it reopened by August 1st.  “The only concern I really have is safety.  Not only the safety of the workers, but also the safety of the motoring public.  There’s a lot of equipment going to be moved between now and August 1st.  A lot of dirt to be moved and compacted.  But that is one of our concerns, and the reason why we closed the road was the concern over public safety and worker safety,” said Lyon.