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The first bit of money is coming in for the Maysville sewer project, which means the project can officially get off the ground.
The Muskingum County Commissioners announced Thursday Congressman Zack Space secured $500,000 for the project.
"So we are going to take part of the $500,000 and have Quicksall company, which is an engineering company, design us a new sewer system down there," says Commissioner John Bates.
The entire project will take around six million dollars to complete, but the $500,000 is all the commissioners needed to get started. The sewer system currently serves around 1,500 customers and Bates says he hopes to see that number double after the project is complete. Bates says a new sewer system will mean jobs for that area.
"Well for that area there will be more economic development, we have a small line through that area and we have no more capacity. So there is a lot of development down in that area and there will be more development so we need to build a new sewer line down there with more capacity," says Bates.
The Quicksall company from New Philadelphia met with the commissioners Thursday to give them design plans for the new sewer. The plans will be looked over by the prosecutor and projects director before it's approved. Bates says construction wouldn't begin until next year, but the new Maysville sewer should be operational for the next twenty years.