Part of the sewer line is collapsing. Casebolt said crews will attempt to install a new sewer line inside the existing brick line to try to keep costs down.
Some of the money will also go to replace one pump station, repair another, separate storm sewers and sanitary sewers and pay for equipment and needed maintenance.
A portion of the project will also extend sewer lines to Blakes Creek, Eastwood Acres, Cochran Lane and Bailes Drive, Casebolt said. The sewer extensions will add about 140 customers to the sewer system.
City officials say the second rate increase will bring the average sewer bill to $40.59, an additional $2.66 on top of the first rate increase.
Nitro City Council approved the rate increases on Dec. 18. City Council also established a $70 security deposit for new customers.
Casebolt said anyone with questions about the new rates should call 304-755-3669.
Reach Rusty Marks at rustyma...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1215.