Missouri city officials set to begin construction on new water pipeline in winter

EUREKA, Mo. — This winter, a Missouri utility company will begin construction on a new five-mile water pipeline that will supply Eureka with water from a St. Louis County system, according to KTVI Fox 2 News.

Missouri American Water, the state's largest investor-owned water utility, announced plans Thursday after reaching an agreement with the City of Eureka. The company now has access to the water and wastewater systems of the city of Eureka.

“Eureka has grown, and with that the expertise and staffing required to run our systems greatly increased,” Eureka Mayor Sean Flower told Fox 2 News. “Since the public vote in 2020, we have waited for the opportunity to have Missouri American Water as our water and wastewater provider. The City of Eureka can now redeploy the proceeds of this sale to invest in our community.” 

The pipeline's five-mile length will be built in three stages. The second and third phases are set to begin next year and finish in 2024.

In 2018, Eureka city officials began preliminary discussions with Missouri American Water about changes to the city's water system. More than 66 percent of Eureka voters approved a ballot measure two years later to sell the systems for $28 million and make the utility their water and wastewater provider.

Over the next ten years, Missouri American Water plans to invest more than $37 million in Eureka's water and wastewater systems to improve water quality, upgrade aging infrastructure, and maintain regulatory compliance.

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