Constantine sees delays with new sewer plant plan

Constantine Village Manager Mark Honeysett said the municipality’s plan to build a sewer plant has hit a snag.

The council last year took a series of steps to receive funds from USDA World Development to renovate its sanitary sewer system plant. Meanwhile, Honeysett said the village has waited six months for approval of a discharge application from Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.

He said engineers are confident EGLE will approve the application, though the agency has questions about inflow and infiltration. It is drafting a list of requirements to include with the permits.

Honeysett said he has a meeting today with the village’s engineers and attorneys working on the project.

He remains optimistic construction on the plant will begin the first or second quarter of 2021 and be complete by the second or third quarter 2022.

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  1. Renovate? This guy’s a winner. The village council scrapped, dismantled, then destroyed most of the sewer plant when the council ignored the ballot vote to put in the oh so much safer and cost effective multi-million dollar pipeline to Three Rivers. Within a few years they were bleeding so much money they set up a self-perpetuating committee that has done nothing but fail. They couldn’t even negotiate a fair contract with Three Rivers. Lordy! Any wonder there’s questions about inflow and infiltration?

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