SSC leaders authorize land purchase for wastewater plant
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (KTI) - South Sioux City, Nebraska, leaders are moving forward with plans to build a wastewater treatment plant to handle a handful of big, new businesses.
Monday night, city administrator Lance Hedquist says the city council authorized the city attorney to draw up a purchase agreement for ten acres of land, and secure options on another ten acres of land in the same area. That land is south of the city limits... near the Tyson Foods plant in Dakota City.
Earlier this month, we reported South Sioux had reached agreements with at least four different industries to build new facilities in the Roth Industrial Park. Hedquist says those new business could bring more than 1,000 new jobs.
Hedquist says his city's growing industry would be more than Sioux City's wastewater treatment plant could handle. That's why, Hedquist says, South Sioux had to "take action" and build its own plant.