City to host first of several sewer meetings

Fixing the city sewer system isn't a glamorous job, but if improvements aren't made it could really stink, literally.

It's pretty expensive, and that's why the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility (EWSU) as part of the Renew Evansville modernization project, begins a series public meetings Tuesday.

The project could cost taxpayers more about $227 million, but it's federally mandated.

Last summer EWSU presented it's initial draft for the plan to public and state regulators, but this summer it will be present the final draft.

The meetings are informational, and also meant to seek input from the public.

There will be a couple meetings each day, from Tuesday through Thursday. They will be held at the following locations:

9 am-10:30 am at McCollough Library, 5115 Washington Ave. 
6:30 pm- 8 pm at Bosse High School, 1300 Washington Ave.

9:30 am-11 am at North Park Library, 960 Koehler Dr.
6:30 pm-8 pm at Vogel Elementary, 1500 Oak Hill Rd.

9:30 am-11 am at Red Bank Library 120 S. Red Bank Rd.
6:30 pm to 8 pm at Fairlawn Elementary 2021 S. Alvord Blvd.

When the plan is approved the city will have 20 or more years to construct the new system.