North Liberty Wants to Build New Water Plant


By Ellen Kurt

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (AP) - North Liberty wants to build a new water plant and expand its wastewater system ahead of schedule in an effort to meet the demands of its growing population.

Officials say those facilities for the city of 15,500 residents will reach capacity five years sooner than previously projected. Officials anticipate a population of about 18,000 in the next two to three years.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen says the city is working with an Ames-based engineering firm. It has initially proposed a $27.2 million, two-phase water plant project with a capacity to serve 36,500 people. It has also proposed updating the city's wastewater plant at a cost of about $14.3 million.

City officials say the projects will be paid for with revenue bonding options and increased water and sewer rates.

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