The Chariton City Council approved pay application #3 for the Chariton Sewer Plant Project at their meeting June 20. The total amount of the payment was $202,994.12.

Chariton City Manager Laura Liegois said that the payment that was approved will be turned into the State of Iowa for reimbursement towards the City of Chariton’s grant for this project.

“There has been a lot of concrete poured. I expect this to be about a two-year project,” Liegois said.

In an update on the project, Liegois said that WRH, Inc. has been working on two portions of the project. The UV disinfection portion of the project has the two discharge areas cement walls finished and the cement equipment pads were poured recently.

Excavation of the sludge holding tank area is well underway. Two weeks ago there was an issue with soils and ground water. “This has been resolved and work has moved forward. This area was to have started first but due to materials not arriving on time, work on the UV area started first,” Liegois said.

Liegois also said that electricians have also been on site for the work between grit location and the office for the communications of the facility.