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$28 Million In Bonds Will Pay For Hattiesburg Sewer Upgrades

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Hattiesburg's sewage system is about to get a $28 million make-over.

City Engineer Bert Kuyrkendall said some of the sewer lines in the city needs to be replaced. The City Council voted earlier this week to borrow about $28 million in bonds to pay for it. 

"They had to pass a bond issue to get a lot done in a short period of time," he said. "A lot of our system was put in place about 50 plus years ago and it's time to replace a good portion."

"About $ 20 million of the money will go to the next COMSWIP project on the list," he said.

COMSWIP stands for Comprehensive Sewer and Water Investment Projects.

"It's aiming to replace aging infrastructure," Kuyrkendall said.

The remaining $8 million will be used to for treatment projects at the South Lagoon and a study that monitors the city's sewage and overflow problems.

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