Keokuk Sewer Grant
It won’t come close to paying the whole bill, but it will help.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it’s awarded the city of Keokuk $291,000 for improvements for it’s sewer system. Keokuk is in the same predicament that Burlington faces, it has combined sanitary and storm sewers that can’t always handle the overflow during big rainfalls. Some of those wastes spill into the nearby Mississippi River and Soap Creek. In Keokuk, the separation is anticipated to cost almost $5.5-million and the project is expected to be finished by the fall of next year.