What it is: The Village of Sunrise Beach has a $2.5 million wastewater treatment system in the works to provide sewer along Hwy. 5 from Lake Rd. 5-39 to the Hurricane Deck Bridge which will encompass approximately 25 residential and 40 commercial customers.

What's new: Village engineering firm Schultz Surveying & Engineering has completed the design of the sewer with an upgrade planned to an existing treatment facility. The collection system and facility plans are now undergoing a review by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

What's next: Village officials are trying to compress the time frame of the review and get at least the plan for the sewer line network approved by the beginning of December. With a sign-off from DNR (a FONSI — Finding of No Significant Impact), the village can work on the bid documents for contractors. There will be separate bidding for the lines and the wastewater treatment facility. Ongoing easement acquisition will continue. There are 75 total easements needed for the system. The goal is to start moving dirt at the beginning of February in order to meet the needs of the tax-increment-financed Sunrise Beach Market Center. Development anchor Woods Supermarket has plans to open in the spring of 2013.