Tag Archives: sewer

Price Tag Growing for City Manhole Rehabilitation

Less than a fourth of the way into a project to rehabilitate some of the most deteriorated manholes in the municipal sewer system, the City of Memphis is seeing the price tag for the project dramatically increase. “The manholes are in worse shape than we anticipated,” said City Administrator Allen Creek. “Seven of the eight […]

City Council Considers Utility Policy Changes

Sewer, storm water and three-phase electric service were all topics of discussion at the March meeting of the Memphis City Council as the board of aldermen discussed proposals to change municipal utility policies. Utility Superintendent Stacy Alexander presented a sample policy for mandating motor protection for three-phase electrical services. Under the policy, customers would be […]

City Set to Smoke Test Sewer System

Abnormally dry conditions leaving cracks in the ground isn’t good for much around these parts, however it does provide ideal conditions for sanitary sewer smoke testing. Weather permitting, the City of Memphis water department will be performing smoke testing of the sanitary sewer starting next week in the northwest quadrant of town The program is […]

City Advising Residents of April Sewer Maintenance

As the weather finally begins to warm up, the City of Memphis is announcing plans for preventative sewer maintenance work to be performed in the coming weeks. City crews will be performing work to clean the sanitary sewer mains on the west side of town for the remainder of April. “This will improve the sewer’s […]

Memphis City Council Approves Major Sewer Rate Increases of 2018

If you’ve ever felt like you flushed money down the drain, well it’s now going to be even more costly. Faced with a looming $4.5 million upgrade to the municipal lagoon and waste-water treatment system, the Memphis City Council on Thursday night unanimously approved a significant sewer rate increase. The council voted 4-0 to increase […]

RPC Assisting Local Landowners With Grant Process to Replace Wastewater Treatment Systems

The Missouri On-site Wastewater Improvement Grant – Loan program is providing financing for homeowners seeking to make improvements to or replace their failing or failed on-site wastewater treatment system as documented by a certified installer or local health agency which will improve Missouri’s water quality.  The program is funded by the Missouri Department of Natural […]

Voters to Decide Tax Issues, Local Boards at April 5th Election

A pair of tax levy issues with big price tags will highlight the April 5th general municipal election ballot in Scotland County. Voters in the city of Memphis will decide the fate of a proposed $7.9 million waterworks and sewer system revenue bond issue to help fund proposed improvements to the city’s water and sewer […]

April 5th Election to Decide Fate of City of Memphis’s $7.9 Million Water/Sewer Bond Issue

Aged infrastructure and increasing governmental regulations have placed a daunting number before Memphis voters heading to the April 5th polls. The City of Memphis is asking for approval to issue water and sewer system revenue bonds for up to $7.9 million in value. The City of Memphis will hold an informational public meeting on Thursday, […]

City Council Approves $7.9 Million Levy Issue for April Ballot

With high-dollar upgrades to the city’s sewer and water systems looming, the Memphis City Council on January 7th took the first step in the financial process, voting 3-0 to place a $7.9 million levy issue on the April 5th election ballot. Voters will be asked to authorize the issuance of combined waterworks and sewage system […]

USDA Talks Funding Options With City Council for Wastewater System Overhaul

With looming changes in the Missouri Department of Natural Resource’s (DNR) permitting process for municipal wastewater treatment systems, the Memphis City Council met Thursday with a representative of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to discuss funding options for public works. Area Specialist Cheryl Elliott met with the council to discuss USDA water and […]