Sewer Means Losing Lagoon
That means losing their lagoon system.
Bud Bonnot and his wife live right next to their neighborhood's lagoon. It's what you'd find in portions of Linn that don't reach the city's wastewater system.
"We have a sewage maintenance system and it's getting old now," said Bonnot. "It's 30 years old, and it needs to get out of here."
The west and east sides of Linn are separated by about one mile of grass. Supporters are hoping that with the connected sewer system, more businesses will want to expand or open on the east side. Bonnot thinks the improved sewer system is a step in the right direction.
"We need more restaurants, more businesses," he said. "We need everything. And Linn has really wanted to break out of its shell, but everything was held back."
The funds will add 37,000 feet of pipeline and triple its current capacity. The funding needed for the sewer project requires senate and house approval.
It has already been approved by the senate appropriations committee.