There was plenty of discussion at the Monday meeting of the Napoleon Board of Public Affairs concerning the city’s infrastructure, including the water treatment, and waste water plants. The contractor on the water treatment plant improvement project is mobilizing today (Tues.), and will be moving heavy equipment to the site, excavating for utility installation, and will be constructing a building along west Riverview. The project is expected to wrap-up in the fall of 2018; but the water treatment plant will keep running through the project. The Napoleon waste-water plant was built in 1959, and much of the original equipment is still in operation. There was a major upgrade in 1982, but city officials are assessing the plant to see what is needed to keep it operating in top condition. Stantec Consultants will also be making recommendations.
The Napoleon BPA also got an update on discussions with the Henry County Regional Water and Sewer District concerning any future contract. They want new numbers on what it would cost if they stay with Napoleon as a supplier of water. In the meantime, the county water and sewer district is planning to dig test wells around LibertyCenter to see if there is an adequate water supply for several communities.