The Pierce County Council today authorized separate bond sales to expand the county’s sewage treatment facility and for an upgraded radio system for sheriff’s deputies and other emergency responders.
The council voted 6-0 to sell $210 million in revenue bonds for the $353 million expansion of the Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in University Place. It is the second of three bond sales required to finance the project. So far, about $31 million in bonds has been issued.
Major construction is expected to begin in November. The expansion will increase capacity and meet anticipated stricter treatment regulations.