Bascom residents are hoping to see a payoff starting at the beginning of May when the yearlong Bascom Wastewater System Project gets under way.
Project manager Rick Greenwood appeared with Seneca County commissioners at the Meadowbrook Park Ballroom Thursday evening to discuss the project, which is expected to be complete May 2013.
A U.S. Department of Agriculture grant for the project is $2,221,200, with a comparable loan of $2,114,642. The loan is a 2.75 percent loan for 40 years.
"This project is going to be carried out by grants to be cost-effective," Seneca County Commissioner Ben Nutter said.
Greenwood, of K.E. McCartney and Associates Inc., said the winning bid for the project went to Helms and Sons Excavating Inc., of Findlay.
"The project has two parts to it - one for the infrastructure to the residences and facilities and the other is the actual wastewater plant," Greenwood said.
Although there were two other places in the area the plant logistically could have been placed, it was chosen to be put in near Meadowbrook Park on SR 18 because of "cost" and "access," Greenwood said.
The Bascom project, grouped under the Seneca County Sewer District, will financially be kept separate from New Riegel, Commissioner Ben Nutter said.
"That way people from Bascom aren't paying for New Riegel's sewer and vice versa," he said.
The infrastructure will be for 305 Equivalent Dwelling Units (EDUs). Each home is the unincorporated village is one EDU, where the park and the school are multiple EDUs, KEM associate Matt Witter said.
"Homeowners will have to get a permit from the county, but there will be no cost for it," Greenwood said.