Century Approves Multiple Wastewater Improvement Projects

February 19, 2020

The Century Town Council has approved multiple items to improve their troubled wastewater system. The council voted to:

  • apply for a USDA loan or grant to cover one phase of wastewater improvements. The application documents will be filed through the nonprofit Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project at no cost to the town.
  • use $50,000 in funding from Escambia County to help fund $58,411 in engineering costs for wastewater improvement projects. The town will pick up the $8,411 difference.
  • take  part in a four-day pilot study of piece of equipment called a “screw press” used for removing water from biosolids at the WWTP. The cost to take part in the pilot study is $5,000.
  • pay Pensacola Concrete Construction $2,250 to clean and inspect sewage lift stations at the Industrial Park and near Pilgrim Lodge Church on Jefferson Avenue. The inspection will aim to verify that concrete walls in are good condition and provide an engineer with additional information to retrofit the lift stations with submersible pumps.
  • install supplemental alarm systems on sewage lift stations at the Industrial Park, Pilgrim Lodge and the prison. Trouble alarms will be sent directly to an employee. The total cost is $3,102. Beginningn year two, the system will cost $432 per year for wireless monitoring for all three locations.


8 Responses to “Century Approves Multiple Wastewater Improvement Projects”

  1. Flooded guy on February 20th, 2020 1:47 am

    It seam they can find money for certain things. But when it comes to old issues that were promised to a citizen they can’t seem to find it. Let’s cut down some more healthy trees and waste money.

  2. chris on February 19th, 2020 4:35 pm

    Oh wait, I forgot. They can just put it on the credit card and not keep the receipt.

  3. chris on February 19th, 2020 10:49 am

    “The town will pick up the $8,411 difference.” HOW???

  4. Wayne on February 19th, 2020 10:34 am

    What Century is up to is have the Southern end of escambia county to be taxed to hell to bail them out…
    Century is like the tire with a hole in it…no matter how much air you put in…it will leak out until the hole is fixed
    Never will be as there is no educated people running the circus
    The real escambia county which is flourishing does not need a dead horse to resuscitate….dead is dead

  5. retired on February 19th, 2020 9:23 am

    “The town will pick up the $8,411 difference.” or just write it off.
    looks like the county is now supporting the town, why not dissolve the charter and just take it over? instead of augmenting their pockets.

  6. ensley boy on February 19th, 2020 9:00 am

    Heads up Pensacola Concrete. Get your money upfront.

  7. fisherman on February 19th, 2020 9:00 am

    A town that is broke they are sure spending a lot of money they don’t have. I would not do business with Century until the payment was put into escrow.

  8. sam on February 19th, 2020 8:43 am

    this is a common sense function every town deals with for public safety. someone knew about this on going problem but did nothing or covered it up.

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