Construction officially began for a new sewer lift station for Downtown Lafayette on Wednesday, which is set to expand the district’s residential capacity.

The new lift station will cost $840,000, and the money is being fronted by the Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority, but 90% will be reimbursed by the Lafayette Utility System. The project is expected to be completed by the end of March 2021.

“This is an important project, not only for downtown but for all of Lafayette, said Kevin Blanchard, the authority’s executive director.

The Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority is fronting all of the funds for the project, but the utility system will reimburse all but 10%. The authority said in a release it is expected that the new residential projects in the area will pay a fee to LUS to hook up to the new capacity.

Read the rest of William Taylor Potter’s article at the Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

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