New Cape Girardeau wastewater treatment facility begins operatin - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

New Cape Girardeau wastewater treatment facility begins operating

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

The new wastewater treatment facility in Cape Girardeau, Missouri began operating on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

According to the city of Cape Girardeau, the project was several years in the making and marks the largest public works project in Cape Girardeau's history.

Funding for the new facility was made possible by voters during the April 2011 election.

New Missouri state regulations required Cape Girardeau to increase its wastewater treatment capacity.

The city says during wet weather, wastewater exceeded the previous plant's capacity, bypassing the facility and flowing into the Mississippi River without receiving treatment.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources no longer permits wastewater bypass.

The new facility brings the city of Cape Girardeau into compliance with the new DNR regulations.

Ground was broken for the new facility on Sept. 7.

Copyright 2014 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Man who shot judge is father of player convicted of rape

    Man who shot judge is father of player convicted of rape

    Monday, August 21 2017 10:11 AM EDT2017-08-21 14:11:25 GMT
    Monday, August 21 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-08-21 21:54:33 GMT

    Ohio officials say a county judge was shot and wounded as he walked toward a courthouse, and the suspect was killed when a probation officer returned fire.

    Ohio officials say a county judge was shot and wounded as he walked toward a courthouse, and the suspect was killed when a probation officer returned fire.

  • Hike turns tragic when parents tumble off cliff in New York

    Hike turns tragic when parents tumble off cliff in New York

    Monday, August 21 2017 9:21 AM EDT2017-08-21 13:21:40 GMT
    Monday, August 21 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-08-21 21:44:16 GMT

    A family hike in a western New York gorge turns tragic when a mother and father died after falling off a cliff and their 4-year-old son was seriously injured.

    A family hike in a western New York gorge turns tragic when a mother and father died after falling off a cliff and their 4-year-old son was seriously injured.

  • WATCH: 2017 total solar eclipse

    WATCH: 2017 total solar eclipse

    Monday, August 21 2017 1:52 PM EDT2017-08-21 17:52:35 GMT
    Watch coverage of the total solar eclipse Monday as it passes over the U.S. (Source: Pixabay)Watch coverage of the total solar eclipse Monday as it passes over the U.S. (Source: Pixabay)

    Watch coverage of the total solar eclipse Monday as it passes over the U.S.

    Watch coverage of the total solar eclipse Monday as it passes over the U.S.

Powered by Frankly