Groundbreaking held for new Cape Girardeau wastewater facility | News
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS)- A special groundbreaking ceremony was
held Friday for the Cape Girardeau's new wastewater treatment facility.
The site's on Southern Expressway.
Voters passed a utility bill increase
to pay for the project in 2010.
According to a news release, new state
regulations required the city to increase its wastewater treatment capacity.
The current plant was built in 1962
with an estimated 50 year life span. It had been operating near capacity at 7
million gallons per day.
The new facility will have an
estimated 11 million gallons per day.
The increased capacity is expected to
help residential growth and economic development.
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