2024 Planned Capital Improvements

These are the planned improvements for 2024.  The planned spending of $12,000,000 for this calendar year.

South Center Core Improvements

This project will look to improve sewer capacity in the line next to the existing sewer line from the wastewater treatment plant, north through Hunter Hills, Fairways At Emerald Hills South, Emerald Hill Golf Course and Emerald Pines Subdivision.

The project will look at installing a new sewer line next to the existing 30 inch sewer pipe and manholes.  The purpose is to create capacity for future development and improve the ability to clean the sewer line.  When the work is completed the existing manhole and pipes will be removed.  This project could take over a year to get completed.

The estimated project cost is $7,000,000.


This project will be to making and possible changes to the digesters that are found by the evaluation from the previous year.  What occurs with this project depends on the report of the digester evaluation from 2023 and the facility plan update/nutrient reduction report from 2022.

The estimated cost for this improvement is $2,500,000.


The wastewater programmable logic controller (PLC) project is to replace all the PLC's and power supplies in the wastewater treatment plant.  The PLC's have a automated program that ensures that the processes for wastewater treatment and completed with little oversite from operators.  The plant PLC's will be over 10 years old and need to be updated.  The estimated cost for this project is $1,000,000.



This will be to design the replacement lift station at Garlock Slough.  The lift station is currently a submersible pump lift station with two pumps.  The plan is to change this to a dry well/ wet well lift station and to have three pumps instead of two pumps.  Additionally the design will look at installing variable frequency drives or VFD's pumps at this lift station.  The goal is to have this site sized for development for the next 50 years from Jones Beach area up the and possible development on the west side of West Okoboji.


The west side interceptor improvements is in conjunction with the Garlock Slough Lift Station design.  This will look at both the gravity and force main replacement of the sewer line and manholes.  This project will look to replace pipe going west up 28th Street from the waste water treatment plant and then installing a new force main from bike trail cross on 28th Street west to the the Garlock Slough lift station.