Dundee sewage treatment cost increases

Upgrading the Dundee wastewater treatment plant is going to be more expensive than originally projected, but bids for a corresponding project to improve portions of the sanitary sewer system have come in lower than expected.

The village board agreed to move forward with plans to replace the aging plant with a new system that will incorporate filtration, dewatering, and composting at an estimated cost of nearly $11 million, roughly $3 million more than the originally anticipated cost of $8.2 million.

The village has secured $3.5 million in grant funds, so the final cost is anticipated to be $7.6 million, to be paid with a 30 year 0 interest loan with payments of $254,000 annually.

The Chronicle Express

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