Sioux Falls City Council approves sewer bond
South Dakota – Sioux Falls plans to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant in order to accommodate increased usage as a result of the city’s growth.
Rendering of Sioux Falls wastewater treatment plant
Improvements will be made to primary, preliminary, secondary, and tertiary treatment, as well as to solids handling. Other site improvements will be made as well, including those that address the plant’s age and condition.
In total, $159 million is needed for the project. The Sioux Falls City Council approved a $42 million loan to go toward work that will take place in 2020. Three more loans are expected to be borrowed annually through 2023, in the amounts of $18.5 million, $87.5 million, and $11.38 million, respectively.
In January or February of 2020, the city plans to issue a contract for a construction manager at risk (CMAR). Construction will follow later in the year and is expected to be finished in 2024.