MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

Land purchased for Amsterdam sewage treatment facility

The Jefferson County commissioners moved forward on Thursday with a real estate agreement to purchase property that will become the eventual home of the Amsterdam Sewage Treatment Facility.

The Jefferson County commissioners moved forward on Thursday with a real estate agreement to purchase property that will become the eventual home of the Amsterdam Sewage Treatment Facility.

The county will purchase 21.3 acres of land at a cost of $6,000 an acre, running the price tag for the property, which sits off of Shannon Street and 164, to more than $128,000.

The entire project will cost roughly $9 million. According to Commissioner Thomas Graham, it's a worthwhile investment.

“The EPA would like to have this done,” he said. “Amsterdam is real cooperative with this. I’m going to be applying for a grant through Issue II money with the state, working with Jimmy Branagan, our county engineer, as well, so this project’s going to happen.

“There’s other money coming our way that’s going to help out with this project, so a lot of customers will benefit, as well as the sewer department here.”

Trending