BUCKSPORT — The town is seeking proposals from engineering firms to upgrade the town’s sewer treatment plant, a project that is expected to cost at least $5 million.
Bucksport no longer qualifies for a waiver that allowed the town to discharge sanitary waste collected and processed at the Bucksport Treatment Plant at a primary level. The town will now be required to discharge at the more stringent secondary level.
This will require upgrading the existing plant or building a new plant.
The Town Council June 9 authorized a request for engineers’ proposals. The proposals will be reviewed by the Sewer Committee, which will make a recommendation to the council.
Bucksport Town Manager Roger Raymond said the planning phase for the project will take place over the next three years and that it will take an additional three to four years to develop financing.