DNR study advances proposed sewer extension

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has found a proposed sanitary sewer extension project at Route B and Tanner Bridge Road will have no significant environmental impact.

This area was annexed into the Jefferson City limits in 2005 and had no sewer service, so this will provide service to a new area.

A lift station will be constructed to pump sewage to the city’s existing sewers, and existing lagoons at the Rickman Center will be taken offline and closed.

An interceptor sewer would be constructed to pick up homes located on Tanner Bridge.

The project is estimated to cost $1.8 million.

By passing the environmental impact study, the city is eligible to be loaned money from DNR to pay for the work. The city would pay the money back to DNR over 20 years at a two percent interest rate.

The design work on the project is done, and the city is currently trying to acquire the right of way for the project.

The plan is to seek bids for the project work in May and start construction in June.

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