Construction of phase one of the Sunrise Beach wastewater treatment system is set to begin Dec. 9.
The board of trustees finished up financial paperwork with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and pre-construction details at a special meeting Nov. 25.
Don Maggi Construction was awarded a $1,940,226.95 contract earlier this year to install the sewer pipe.
The Rolla-based company will have 270 days from Dec. 9 to complete the project. The contractor has worked in Sunrise Beach before, installing the pipes for the village's water system.
In addition to collection pipe, phase one will include an extended-aeration treatment plant with a capacity of 50,000 gallons per day and potential for future expansion.
The plans for phase one have a total scope of $2.5 million with $1,820,475 — roughly 75 percent — coming from a DNR grant. A $750,000 low interest loan from the state revolving fund rounds out the financing package.
Sunrise Beach received the grant more than five years after being placed on DNR's priority list for support of water and sewer systems in disadvantaged communities. Eligibility for this program was based on the income level of residents in the village and the ability of the income level to support a new system.
Phase one will mainly run along Highway 5 from Spring Cove Rd. (formerly Lake Rd. 5-39) to the Hurricane Deck Bridge.
The city has budgeted the system to start off with 30 residential users and 20 commercial users. The estimated budget for the first year is $113,429.25 which includes $46,108.45 for debt service.