Rhome passes wastewater bond

By Richard Greene | Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
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Rhome voters approved the $2.75 million proposition for wastewater improvements Tuesday night.

Voters approved the monies for the expansion of the Eastside Wastewater Treatment Plant 306 to 219.

“It was huge turnout for our town. We’ve got work to do now,” said Rhome Mayor Michelle Pittman Di Credico.

“This is real important. The main reason for the bond was to meet TCEQ requirements and for growth. This will address these issues.”

The city’s engineers from Kimley-Horn recommended the expansion in presenting a master plan to the city in July 2018.

“We’re thankful the voters listened to the information on why this bond was needed. Kimley-Horn, our engineers, made the recommendation,” di Credico said.

The bond will be paid for through water/sewer revenue funds instead of property taxes.

Ninety-one Rhome citizens petitioned the city in August to put the issue on the ballot.

“It’s a lot of money. But sometimes a city our size needs it to do projects of this nature,” di Credico said.

The Rhome city council will meet Thursday night. Potential sewer upgrades and engineering services are on the agenda.

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