During Monday’s council meeting, Mayor Bruce Riffle reported that construction trailers are now in. In addition, pipe has already been delivered.
“We are hoping, weather permitting, to get started with construction on Monday,” Riffle said.
Fields Excavating of North Carolina is handling the construction of the project. Riffle said that he was pleased with the project’s progression and that he looks forward to the new sewer system’s completion.
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. When complete, the 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 effect until the entire sewer project is both complete and approved.
The sewer project also will make the town more environmentally friendly.
The next meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday, March 8.