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Charles City Water-Related Projects Continue Moving Forward

The City of Charles City addressed over $700,000 in funding towards two water projects during their recent,  regular council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7.

The council approved the latest payment of over $370,000 for construction of the new wastewater resource reclamation facility (WRRF), bringing total payouts thus far to over $14 million. City Administrator Steve Diers says a portion of the WRRF is getting closer to becoming operational.

Diers says the project also includes installing a new lift station on Gilbert Street, which also could be completed within the next month.

The council also approved a public hearing on securing a $362,000 state loan to pay for planning and design to expand the capacity of the city’s clearwell drinking water plant from 500,000 to 1.5 million gallons.

The City will also apply for Community Development Block Grant loan of $600,000 to help pay for the project, which has a total estimated price tag of over $5 million. Diers says they won’t know if their CDBG application is successful until next spring.

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Mark Pitz

News Director
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