Madison City Commissioners on Monday accepted the preliminary engineering report from Banner Associates for sanitary and storm sewer improvements in the city.  These improvements are in conjunction with the major improvements that the city is planning to do to its water storage and distribution system through a project with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development.  The report approved by commissioners last night is required in order for the city to move forward with applying for grant and other funding for the project.  

City Utilities Director Brad Lawrence told commissioners there are three different areas of improvements included in the report – the sanitary sewer system, storm sewer improvements, and sanitary sewer lining.  

The Banner report estimated the total project cost for all of the sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and Industrial Park sewer improvements at just more than six-point-three-million dollars.  Lawrence said the report will be submitted to the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the USDA Rural Development for their funding consideration.