DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) – Work to expand Dothan's Little Choctawhatchee Wastewater Treatment Plant is now into its 8th month.
"We're a third of the way complete, they've been working through some of the rain cycles and they're making a lot of progress," says Dothan City Manager Mike West.
Once it's finished, the city will decommission the 40-year-old Beaver Creek Plant which is having trouble meeting its permit limits and therefore the focus of federal lawsuits.
Now city leaders are preparing for a court date with the EPA, hoping recent actions by the commission show their working to fix the problems.
"It will again hopefully send a message the city of Dothan is serious about fixing its sewer problems and that we are taking the necessary steps in order to bring us into compliance," says West.
Despite the challenges the entire project is slated to be complete in the fall of 2011.