Sewer

High Bid Restarts Process
10:12 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Fort Madison Sewer Line Delayed

Fort Madison has restarted the bid process for a long sewer line that will run west of the city.

Fort Madison has gone back to the drawing board on a multi-million dollar sewer project.

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Lawsuit Pending Over System
9:20 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Lee County Could Pay for Sewer Work

The owner of Argyle's sewer system says it was designed to be too small to function properly.

Lee County could pay for some emergency repairs to a rural sewer system.

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Needed to Join FM Sewer System
4:30 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Lee County Seeks DNR Permit for Jail

The Lee County Correctional Center

Lee County is seeking state permission to replace the current sewer system at its jail.

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City still hopes to get grant
3:47 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Sewer Work Means Projected Deficit

Colchester Mayor Danny Bice

Colchester will have to find $100,000 to pay for the design of a large-scale sewer upgrade. It's hoping to get some help to prevent dipping into its reserves.

The city's new budget does not have enough revenue to pay for the project.

The state turned down the city's application for a grant last year. The grant would have covered the design cost.

Mayor Danny Bice hopes the EPA will change its mind.

Another rejection would leave the city few options.

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Water Rate Decreasing
9:00 am
Sun May 6, 2012

Fort Madison Increasing Sewer Rates

Fort Madison City Council

Fort Madison residents should expect some good news and some bad news from the city when they go to their mailboxes this summer.

The city council has approved the first reading of an ordinance that would decrease the water basic charge by just over $1.00/month.  The average residential household will see a decrease of 4%.

Aldermen described that as the “good news” during its most recent meeting.

The savings are linked to favorable bids for the construction of the new water plant and several transmission mains.

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