Sewer en Lee County Could Pay for Sewer Work <p>Lee County could pay for some emergency repairs to a rural sewer system. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:20:15 +0000 Jason Parrott 47135 at Lee County Could Pay for Sewer Work Lee County Seeks DNR Permit for Jail <p>Lee County is seeking state permission to replace the current sewer system at its jail.</p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:30:14 +0000 Jason Parrott 31052 at Lee County Seeks DNR Permit for Jail Sewer Work Means Projected Deficit <p>Colchester will have to find $100,000 to pay for the design of a large-scale sewer upgrade. It&#39;s hoping to get some help to prevent dipping into its reserves.<br /><br />The city&#39;s new budget does not have enough revenue to pay for the project.<br /><br />The state turned down the city&#39;s application for a grant last year. The grant would have covered the design cost.<br /><br />Mayor Danny Bice hopes the EPA will change its mind.<br /><br />Another rejection would leave the city few options.<br /> Tue, 08 May 2012 20:47:40 +0000 Jim Lenz 14761 at Sewer Work Means Projected Deficit Fort Madison Increasing Sewer Rates <p>Fort Madison residents should expect some good news and some bad news from the city when they go to their mailboxes this summer.</p><p>The city council has approved the first reading of an ordinance that would decrease the water basic charge by just over $1.00/month.&nbsp; The average residential household will see a decrease of 4%.</p><p>Aldermen described that as the &ldquo;good news&rdquo; during its most recent meeting.</p><p>The savings are linked to favorable bids for the construction of the new water plant and several transmission mains.</p> Sun, 06 May 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Jason Parrott 14613 at Fort Madison Increasing Sewer Rates Mooar/Powdertown Sewer Proceeding <p>Residents of Mooar/Powdertown agreed to work with Regional Utility Service Systems (RUSS) several years ago.&nbsp;</p><p>RUSS helps rural communities in ten southeast Iowa counties secure state and/or federal funding for sanitary sewer systems.</p><p>The sewer project was put on hold, last year, during the engineering phase because of personnel and funding issues with RUSS.</p><p>The Lee County Board of Supervisors wanted to see if residents of Mooar/Powdertown were still interested in working with RUSS, so it held a public meeting Tuesday night.</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 04:36:36 +0000 Jason Parrott 13024 at Mooar/Powdertown Sewer Proceeding