Members of the Constantine Village Council have approved an engineering service agreement for its proposed waste-treatment plant.
Company officials from engineers Fleis & VandenBrink said the village’s new sewer plant is expected to be in operation by January 2024.
Engineer Jeff Pugh said engineering and legal expenses for the new plant could cost up to $1 million in the next year. The village recently obtained a bond anticipation note to cover the amount, which will be repaid through a $13.3 million USDA loan.
The interest rate is 1.5 percent for the 40-year USDA loan.
The wastewater treatment facility in Constantine closed in 1997 after village officials agreed to send the community’s effluent to the treatment plant in Three Rivers.