During Monday’s council meeting, Fred Hypes of Dunn Engineering and Kathy Elliot of Region II were on hand to discuss the project’s status. Mayor Bruce Riffle announced that he was pleased with the project’s progression.
“We’re about 45 percent complete with the overall sewer project, and about 70 percent complete with the pipe (installation) itself,” Riffle said.
In addition, Riffle reported that the sewer plant is expected to be delivered sometime in late August.
The town’s sewer project is being funded through a small cities block grant, the West Virginia IJDC Grant and the West Virginia State Revolving Fund Grant, with the total cost estimated at $3.7 million. The project’s construction is being handled by Fields Excavating.
When complete, the sewer system will serve more than 150 customers in Leon. Once construction is finished, the sewer rate will be $33 for 3,000 gallons used — this rate will not go into place until the entire sewer project is both complete and approved. The new system also will make the town more environmentally friendly.
The next council meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9.