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The city will soon open tender documents for the new sewer system

PLEASANT PLAINS, Ark. (KAIT) – The wheels are turning again in a northeast Arkansas town, trying to get citizens to municipal sewers.

Residents and businesses of Pleasant Plains will soon have access to municipal sewer service.

Mayor Kenneth Burns said it was a priority to get the project done before the end of his term.

Region 8 News reported in 2017 that the city would soon offer city water and sewer, but that plan ultimately fell through the cracks; now, five years later, that train is back on the tracks.

“We will open our tender files this Wednesday, September 7 at City Hall at 10 a.m. So we are in the process of getting bids, we will choose a company or two companies to do the sewage system. We are finally on track and ready to begin construction.

He said as mayor in 2017, and now it’s a weight on his shoulders to know that this project will finally happen.

“It was a relief. It’s been five and a half years since we started this. I feel like at some point, if COVID hadn’t happened, we would have been done with the project and we would already be up and running,” Burns said.

The mayor said to hang on a little longer for citizens waiting for these services.

“We are working hard on it. I see that the construction will start this winter. It will be an eight to ten month project and then we will have everyone online,” Burns said.