A new sewage treatment plant will soon become a necessity for Carencro. The mayor says the city has less than two years to figure something out.
"We don't have a choice. We're going to have to find some money some kind of way," says Mayor Glenn Brasseaux. Brasseaux says sales taxes have picked up, new businesses are coming in and the same increase is being seen residentially. "You have the challenge to meet it with city services; whether it be water, sewer, fire protection. It's all about quality of life," explains Brasseaux.
Mayor Brasseaux says there's one problem when it comes to city services and the growth Carencro is seeing. "Our engineers are projecting that with the growth we're experiencing presently and projecting forward that our sewer facilities will be at capacity right at 2 years from now."
The mayor tells KLFY News that he's been planning for a year and early estimates show costs around 15 million. He says it's an expensive undertaking considering all the new regulations and mandates. "You spend all kind of money getting it to a standard before you finish construction the standards have gone up and you're out of compliance so," adds Brasseaux.