The City of Perry has been in the planning and funding acquisition phase of their waste water treatment plant reconstruction project
For the last several years, the City of Perry, Iowa has been in the planning and funding acquisition phase of their waste water treatment plant reconstruction project.
The construction phase is taking off soon, according to the City.
Perry City Administrator Sven Peterson said one of the last federal funding hoops to jump through was taken care of through a public hearing on a State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan at the most recent City Council meeting, reported the Raccoon Valley Radio.
The Council also approved the environmental study portion of the application and will consider a resolution for final funding at their next meeting. The City will have a bid letting, which could happen before the end of summer, added Peterson.
“Hopefully that can go to bid in July and be awarded some time in August, and we’ll hopefully get started on that project out there at the treatment plant this fall, expecting probably an 18-24 month construction time frame. So definitely a longer construction period than projects that we’ve done in recent history, but we’re excited to get that going,” said Peterson.
Peterson gave credit to the work done by City Engineers with Bolton and Menk for helping to keep the price of the facility down, particularly as it relates to the flow requirements of the system.
The Perry Wastewater Treatment Facility was originally constructed in 1964 with major upgrades completed in 1967, 1987, 1993, and 1998.
Most components of the current facility have been in service for more than 25 years, exceeding the expected lifespan of 20 years, according to the City.
Today, the plant requires repair and renovation in order to remain in compliance with current and new DNR regulations and to continue discharging high quality effluent to the North Raccoon River.