Dothan Wastewater System Improvement Project

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Dothan city officials are applying for a nearly $20 million loan for the Dothan Wastewater System Improvement Project.

Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz says sewer lines across the city are close to 100 years old and need an update.

He says first, they are going to conduct a 22-month long study to evaluate all the areas that need work.

Sewer lines are not the only areas to be redone.

The Ommussee Sewer plant will also be getting upgraded.
That plant is close to 30 years old.

If the project receives funding, it could take several years for all the upgrades to be completed.

"Our infrastructure of the sewer system is 80 years old some is 100 years old so it is time to replace it and at the end of the day it will be good for our citizens and good for our city," said Schmitz.

If the city of Dothan gets approve for the loan, the next step is having a work session where city officials can plan where and how to start spending the money.

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