In August, the city council and county board each approved an interlocal agreement with the Hall County Airport Authority that would dedicate American Rescue Plan Act funds to the project.
Although estimated to be around $ 8 million, a more precise total cost is not yet known as the cost of building materials increases due to demand and inflation.
Hall County received $ 11.9 million in ARPA funds and Grand Island received $ 10.6 million, with each entity receiving half of the total amount this year.
The funds can be used for infrastructure projects.
The sewer system is on land owned by the county and under the jurisdiction of the HCAA.
The agreement provides for the construction and financing of the replacement sanitary sewer system which, when completed, will be owned and operated by the City.
The project is expected to start in 2022 and end in 2023.
This is a vital project for the airport, CNRA executive director Mike Olson said on August 18.
“We have a system that’s 79 years old,” Olson said. “It could go tomorrow. He could leave next month. He could leave next year. But I’ll tell you this. Every day that we delay, our chances of this happening get higher and higher. “