What it is
The Village of Sunrise Beach is constructing a wastewater treatment system along Highway 5 from Spring Cove Road (formerly Lake Rd. 5-39) to the Hurricane Deck Bridge. The overall cost of the project is estimated at $2,250,000.
The Department of Natural Resources has signed off on the proposed sewer project in the Village of Sunrise Beach. At the April 8 meeting, the board of trustees opened the 30-day bid period for one general contract to install the treatment plant and pipe. Once the contract is awarded, according to village planner Roger Corbin, the first section of pipe will be laid from Route F to the bridge as pieces of the plant are constructed off site. The intent is to get the new Woods Supermarket on the system as soon as possible. Anticipated to open later this spring, the store will have temporary wastewater removal in place until the city's sewer goes on-line. Once the first section is in place, the contractor will pick up at Route F and work back north to Spring Cove Road.
Considered the first phase of sewer along the Highway 5 corridor through town, the project required a total of 74 easements, all of which have now been obtained by the city. It will initially serve approximately 25 residential and 40 commercial customers. The treatment plant will be located near the Hurricane Deck Bridge on property formerly owned by Dave Buehler. The extended-aeration treatment plant will have a capacity of 50,000 gallons per day with the potential to add another 25,000 gallons per day. The plant will discharge into a nearby losing stream.