|Published: 9:29 AM, 10/22/2012
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-An ongoing project that
Madisonville has been working on since 2008 finally has a light at
the end of the tunnel. If all goes according to plan, the town's
new sewer plant will open in 2014.
The need for a new plant came about
after the state told Madisonville it's current plant, dating from
the 1960's, was no longer viable. But that was a moot point as the
state also said tests showed Bat Creek, where treated wastewater was
dumped, was too polluted to use anymore.
The project hasn't been without
controversy, and rumors have spread that the budget for the project
has grown out of control and water/sewer rates will skyrocket to pay
Alderman Glenn Moser said the only
water/sewer rates will increase would be if TASS, who supplies
Madisonville with water, raised its rates.
"We've increased the rates already
to cover the costs of the new sewer project," Moser said. "We've
received $4,684,000 in grants to help with the cost and we are
determined to stay within our budget."
See full story in the Sunday, Oct. 21, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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