The one-time highly debated $6.4 million East Gull Lake sewer project is more than halfway finished.
Dave Kavanaugh, wastewater committee chairman and city council member, said the project is expected to be completed in June.
Work on the city sewer extension started in September and is 65 percent complete, while the expansion of the treatment plant began in July and is 55 percent complete.
"We're a lot further along than we anticipated," Kavanaugh said. "Everyone is pleased, even the residents."
Kavanaugh said by next fall, 290 residents on the east shore of lower Gull Lake, in the Pine Beach Peninsula, Steamboat Bay, Birch Island, Floan Point and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Campground areas, will be hooked into the new city sewer system.
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