U.S. House Approves $2 Million for Plymouth Water Treatment Plant
A U.S. House appropriations bill would provide $18 million for nine community projects in Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District. The U.S. Senate would still have to approve the funding.
But some cities and organizations are happy the funding request passed one hurdle.
The Zachary water treatment plant in Plymouth would receive $2 million under the current legislation. The total cost of the project is $3.5 million and the overhaul would help make the facility more efficient.
“We’re planning to upgrade and retrofit the existing plant to be able to provide higher quality of water to our residents but also reduce the amount of water to our plant,” explained Chris LaBounty, Plymouth’s Deputy Director of Public Works. “It’s kind of a conservation effort at our water treatment plant.”
If the funding goes through, work is expected to begin in April 2023, with a goal of having the project finished up around the start of 2024.
Other projects include:
- $4 million toward revitalization Huntington Place apartments in Brooklyn Park
- $3 million toward a water supply project in Corcoran
- $2.75 million toward the Hwy. 610 extension proejct
- $874,400 toward a off-street trail along Zane Avenue between 63rd Ave. and Brooklyn Blvd.