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8:09 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Columbia officials seek solutions for sewer infrastructure

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Columbia public works officials are seeking solutions to the city's failing sewer infrastructure. Columbia’s Downtown Leadership Council this week hosted a forum on possible solutions.

The biggest hurdle the city will have to overcome is funding. Brent Gardner is Chair of Columbia’s Downtown Leadership Council. He says he doesn’t think the funding will come from just one source.

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5:55 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Low voter turnout in Columbia sewer system bond measure

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Voter turnout in Columbia was low today as residents decide on a $32.3 million bond measure for the city’s sewer system.

Around noon, only about 2,400 people had voted.  Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren said she isn’t quite sure why there has been such the low turnout.

The proposal comes because the city’s need for major sewer improvements. With the bond the city would be able to complete major maintenance on the existing sewer system due to rainwater getting in the system and old pipes.

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7:31 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Columbia residents will vote on bond issue for sewer repairs

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Columbia voters will decide next Tuesday whether to approve funding to maintain and repair the city's aging sewer system. 

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9:12 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Committee will spread word on Columbia sewers proposal

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Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid announced the appointment of a citizens committee Thursday. The group’s job will be to inform the community of a proposed tax increase to improve the city sewage system. Third Ward City Councilman Karl Skala says Columbia needs this proposal.

“Our sewer system is just wearing out in some places, in particular on the West side in the fourth Ward there are a lot of common collectors, as they’re known and those have the responsibilities of the home owners to maintain those sewer lines,” Skala says.

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9:18 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Rain gauge system proposed for Columbia sewer problems

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A retired sewer division superintendent is urging Columbia to invest in high-tech rain gauges that would allow people to monitor rainfall online in real-time.

Former city employee Bill Weitkemper attended an Energy and Environment Commission meeting Tuesday night to urge commission members to bring the issue to City Council.

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5:26 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Public sees plans for new sewer lines in Columbia

Columbia public works officials are removing private sewer lines from local neighborhoods.  

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10:21 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Boone Co. sewer district starts two large projects

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The Boone County Regional Sewer District has received a $1.36 million low-interest loan from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.  The one-time loan is to fund two upcoming projects, including the sewer extension to the new Battle High School. 

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