Wastewater System Bond Issue Hearing
 

Event Date:
Thursday May 28, 2020
 
Event Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
 
 
Location:
 
 
Community Center
120 Franklin Street
Eldon MO 65026
 
 
 
 
Contact Info:
 
 
Stacie Howk
573 392-2291
 
 
Details:
 
 
Wastewater System Bond Issue Hearing
 

The proposed bond election is to sell bonds to pay for upgrading the City’s wastewater treatment facility and to repair and replace parts of the sewer system.

 The City’s wastewater treatment facility is over 30 years old and the technology used is no longer capable of meeting state and federal requirements for discharge of pollutants to the area streams.

 The City’s wastewater treatment facility, on average, receives 30% more flow of wastewater than it was designed to treat.

 The wastewater treatment facility is over capacity which could result in a denial of all future building permits.

 The City is under a Schedule of Compliance from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to meet disinfection and copper limits before discharging wastewater into our receiving stream. The City is not able to meet these discharge requirements and the City may face fines and possible litigation from the state.

 The City has a Voluntary Compliance Agreement with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to eliminate the bypassing of wastewater flows from the peak flow clarifier into our receiving stream.

 If the City is not able to meet anticipated future clean water requirements, the City may face fines and possible litigation from the state. The fines may be up to $10,000 per day per violation.

 Part of the problem is also the old sewer system which is in need of major repairs and reconstruction.

Sometimes the sewers overflow from the manholes when we get heavy rains and this is a violation of state and federal law.

INFORMATION: The proposed project is to build a new sewage treatment plant which will meet disinfection limits, copper limits, and lower ammonia limits and can be retrofitted to meet future water quality limits for nutrients. The collection system will be upgraded to eliminate sewer overflows.

 The City is applying for a low interest loan and for grants to keep the project affordable.

 If the bond issue does not pass, the City will lose their place in line to receive grants and subsidized loans, forcing the City to make improvements without grants and with a higher interest rate loan and a higher user charge-out rate.

 The City is being forced to fix its wastewater system. 
IF THE BOND ISSUE FAILS AND THE PROJECT IS FINANCED THROUGH BANKS, the estimated user charge for the typical 5,000 gallon per month user is $112.56, which is an increase of about $78.04.

IF THE BOND ISSUE PASSES AND A LOW INTEREST LOAN AND GRANTS ARE OBTAINED, the estimated user charge for the typical 5,000 gallon per month user is $60.98, which is an increase of about $26.46. 

We invite all citizens that would like to learn more about the bond issue, or have any questions related to the bond issue, please attend our PUBLIC Hearings.


 
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