Corinth to begin wastewater system upgrade

By The Associated Press

CORINTH — A Louisiana company has been awarded a $16.9 million contract to renovate and update the Corinth wastewater treatment plant.

City officials tell the Daily Corinthian that work is tentatively set to begin June 4.

The winner bidder is Max Foote Construction of Mandeville, La.

An upgrade to the 25-year-old plant has been discussed for a number of years.

Funding for the project will come from the state revolving fund loan program and a sewer rate increase to be considered by the board. Specifics of the rate adjustment are yet to be determined.

Officials say the plant’s capacity will increase from 4.7 million gallons to 6 million gallons daily.

The city is required to have the upgraded plant in operation in 2013. Construction is expected to take about 20 months.

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