Town officials in Mulgrave are in the early stages of planning for a new sewage treatment plant.
Mayor Ralph Hadley provided an update at December’s regular town council meeting Monday night.
He said they’ve been working with provincial environment officials for the last few years.
After the meeting, Hadley told The Hawk they’ve been told their current plant would be outdated by 2020, but a new one likely won’t be up and running by then.
“2019 is coming in soon- it takes a while for the funding to come down and get approved, and (by the) time engineering studies and stuff done, that takes a while,” he said. “We’d like to (have it done by 2020), but if we can get in even (by) 2021, I would be happy.”
Hadley said they’ll also find a new location for the plant.
“We hope that we can relocate that out of the main drag of Mulgrave, right through town,” he said. “It is an eyesore, and it’s also very smelly when it goes septic for the homeowners that live close by.”
Hadley said the roughly one-year construction project will cost somewhere in the range of $5 million.
He said town officials will apply for infrastructure funding to help with the bill.