Construction of the new wastewater resource and reclamation facility in Charles City continues to move steadily forward.
At their regular meeting Monday night, City Administrator Steve Diers told city council members the latest payment to the builder of the plant, Portzen Construction, brings the City closer to the project’s price tag of almost $17 million.
Engineering and design fees, plus other unexpected miscellaneous costs during construction will bring the facility total tally to about $20 million. The project also includes installing a new lift station on Gilbert Street, which Diers says could be finished in the next week or two.
The council also approved going forward with an application for a $362,000 loan to pay for designing an additional storage tank for the City’s drinking water. The project calls for increasing the capacity of the “clearwell” from it’s current 500,000 gallons to 1.5 million gallons of water. Total cost is estimated at just over $5 million.