At Thursday's regular meeting, members of the Rosepine Town Council received additional in-depth reports on the repair needs of the town's sewer system.

At Thursday's regular meeting, members of the Rosepine Town Council received additional in-depth reports on the repair needs of the town's sewer system.
According to town engineer Vernon Meyer, the ailing system will cost at least $1.6 million to fix. The town will be seeking the funds from Louisiana Capitol Outlay funds, but they will also have to match $534,000 of the funds to repair the system.
"The system has seven or eight major problems for a system installed in 1974," Meyer said.
Meyer also reported that they sewer system had numerous Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) violations over the years.
The system will need some new equipment, such as a mechanical bar stream, aeration equipment, clarifier, auto flow measuring device, and renovations to the electrical system. Meyer also said the system still needs more smoke testing done on one of the main lines, which will take place Sept. 18-19.
The council discussed the need for bond council on their sewer project and have approval to be put on the Louisiana Bond Council's agenda for their October meeting.
The council also reported that generators for the both water and sewer plants are on order, and that they will be delivered in approximately eight weeks. Both generators are diesel powered. They also said that there are no tanks available for fuel storage facilities, but they are looking to put the tanks on site.
At Thursday's meeting, the council also approved the rate changes for water and sewer services after hearing no discussion from public in the public hearings held Thusday evening.