The city of Evansville is ready to begin the first construction project in its $729 million Renew Evansville initiative. The city will hold a public meeting Monday to discuss the project, which involves installing a large sewer pipe to help prevent overflows into the Bee Slough waterway.
Renew Evansville says the pipe, known as an interceptor, will allow more sewer water to stay in the pipes, instead of overflowing into the slough. The project also includes adding inlets to Bee Slough, which will take wastewater to the treatment plant before re-entering the slough.
The public meeting on the Bee Slough project will begin at 5:00 p.m. Monday, with an open house lasting until 7:00 p.m. at the Central Library.
The city says Bee Slough will eventually be transformed into one of the largest wetland treatment systems in the country. You can learn more about the 24.5-year Renew Evansville plan by clicking here.
You can find out more about Bee Slough by viewing the video below: