Been nearly one year now since the camp fire&.
And the town of paradise expects to receive federal funding for a new sewer system action news now reporter stephanie lin has been following this story... the skyway is just one of the proposed service areas for the new sewer system when construction officially begins.
But we are still a ways out from the day they break ground.
Because today i learned the new federal funding will go towards conducting an environmental review.
That neeeds to happen first before any engineering design or construction on the sewer system can begin.
The usda has verbally committed $172,000, and the state& $800,000.
Paradise town manager lauren gill told me she's excited about that funding but there's no clear word yet on when that money will be received.
It's a big project.
Designing a wastewater treatment facility for the town.
It's going to be something that's going to require taking some funding sources, getting an rfp& it will cost an estimated $80 million dollars to build a new sewer system, according to the town's long term recovery plan.
Town leaders tell me they plan to fund that through grants& and this project is a high priority for them.
They tell me keeping the town on septic systems is not a sustainable long-term solution for the town's economic growth as many of the existing septic systems have aged considerably over time.
Of course& this is a huge project& and right now the next step is to get the funding in and conduct the environmental review.
Live in paradise, stephanie lin, action news now.