Wastewater Systems Upgrade Bond Issue Information

The State of Missouri is requiring the City of Sedalia to replace the North Wastewater Treatment Plant. The plant’s technology is severely outdated, with most of the equipment dating back to the 1940s. That technology no longer meets the requirements of the state’s Department of Natural Resources or the requirements of the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

The vote to apply for state funds was approved, authorizing the city to borrow up to $60 million from the state revolving fund at a low-interest rate. The state will allow up to 30 years to pay back the funds.

Updates to the infrastructure will not begin immediately, yet the bond measure's approval lays a financial foundation for the project. This reduces the overall cost to ratepayers and addresses the need for updated technology. More information will be made available as progress at the Wastewater Treatment Plant begins.

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