Interceptor line paves the way for managed growth
The Eudora City Council agreed in January to build a sewer interceptor line from Seventh Street to the intersection of 12th Street and Bluestem Drive.
The line will eliminate two lift stations which currently use motors to pump sewage to gravity lines. The sewage is then routed to the city's wastewater treatment plant.
According to Matt Taylor, Eudora city engineer, the interceptor line will be virtually maintenance free.
Lift stations at Grandview Trailer Court and Prairie Estates No. 1 will be removed when the interceptor line is installed.
The council recently approved a $96,650 contract with an engineering firm for the interceptor line's design and construction. Engineer John Mitchell said construction on the project should begin this summer.
Council members and area developers hope the new line will pave the way for future expansion, particularly in the northeast corner of Eudora.
Eudora City Council members are to be commended for having the foresight to put such necessary infrastructure in place.
Residential, commercial and industrial growth are a big part of Eudora's future.
By staying one step ahead, Eudora officials can better manage the growth.
Playing catch up is never easy. Playing catch up with infrastructure is particularly difficult and costly.
We hope city and school officials will continue taking the necessary proactive steps to prepare for Eudora's future.