Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities intends to seek financial assistance from USDA, Rural Utilities Service (RUS) for the Wastewater Treatment Facility Project.  The proposed project consists of improvements to existing treatment facility control building, new pretreatment and operations building, new activated sludge and nutrient reduction process tanks, new sludge holding tank, new ultraviolet disinfection structure, new pretreatment, activated sludge, nutrient reduction, secondary clarification and disinfection process equipment, and site modifications to raise all critical structures and process equipment above the 100-year floodplain.  The project is located at 4552 Burns Road, Emmetsburg, IA.  If implemented, the proposed project will convert 2.6  acres of existing floodway into higher elevation.  In accordance with Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management and USDA Department of Regulation 9500-3, Land Use Policy, the purpose of this notice is to inform the public of this proposed conversion or effect and request comments concerning the proposal, alternative sites or actions that would avoid these impacts, and methods that could be used to minimize these impacts.

The environmental documentation regarding this proposal is available for review at Rural Housing Development Office located at 1301 6th Ave N, Suite 1, Humboldt, IA 50548 or Emmetsburg City Hall located at 2021 Main St., Emmetsburg, IA  50536.  For questions, regarding this proposal, contact Cassie Marso at 515-368-6029.

Any person interested in commenting on this proposal should submit commits to the address above by January 25, 2024.

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