2013 Sewer Bond Funds

City Council called a special election on Nov. 5, 2013 when voters approved sewer system revenue bonds in the amount of $32,340,000.  Approximately 73% of these funds were allocated for improvements to the existing sewer collection system. This includes repairing current sewer infrastructure to address structural deficiencies and reduce inflow and infiltration of stormwater into the sewer system which can cause backups or overflows during heavy rains.  Sewer revenue bonds are also being used to replace failing private common collectors with a public sewer collection system that meets Columbia’s sewer standards. The remaining 17% of 2013 bond funds were to be allocated for system expansion and necessary upgrades to the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). Improvements to the digester complex at the WWTP were approved by Council in November and construction is anticipated to begin mid 2019.

November 2018 – Bond Status Updateopens PDF file


Inflow & Infiltration Reduction – Ongoing Projects

Private Common Collectors 

#3 Stewart Ridge Medavista

#8 Thilly Lathrop Westmount

#12 Maplewood – COMPLETE

#14 Cliff Drive – COMPLETE

opens in a new window#18 Spring Valley 

#16 Bingham Ridgeley

#20 Ridgemont – COMPLETE

#22 Shannon Place

#24 St. James St. Joseph – COMPLETE

#25 Glenwood Redbud

#27 Grace Ellen

#39 Hubbell – COMPLETE

Digester Complex

Upper Meredith Streambank Stabilization

North Garth Sewer

Sewer Extension