It is the $74 million project that will help Lawrence grow and be more environmentally friendly; sewer plant set to open soon

One of the city’s biggest infrastructure projects in recent years is nearing completion, and with it the possibility for the city to expand in areas it could not before.

The city’s new sewage treatment plant just south of the Wakarusa River is undergoing final inspections and is scheduled to open next month. The more than $74 million Wakarusa Wastewater Treatment Plant will improve the city’s ability to manage heavy rainfall and nutrient pollution as well as enable additional development.

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