Humboldt sewer fix will be costly

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July 12, 2016 - 12:00 AM

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt moved closer to remediating extensive problems in its sewage collection system Monday night. Council members voted unanimously to pursue a funding package for the project, which has an initial engineer’s estimate of $5.9 million.

The upgrades are mandated by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

KDHE and the rural development arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be asked to provide loans and grants that would be paid off through sewer utility revenue. No firm estimate has been made of what that 40 years of debt service will cost residents.

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