Ellis told council members that workers are now putting in the final pumping stations and the system will be operational between 30-60 days.
"This is going to be a great thing for the city," Ellis said. "It will be something that will be a quality of life improvement."
The only sewer entity in east Walker County currently is the East Walker Sewer Authority, which is a combined effort between the cities of Sumiton and Dora. Ellis said once this project is complete, it will be operated by the Sumiton Utilities Board. Land on the south side of U.S. 118, will continue to be operated by East Walker, while the north side of the highway will be controlled by Sumiton Utilities.
Ellis said the city is pursuing another grant that will help fund the hookup to several homes within Sumiton that have a sewage need.
"We should hear back on that grant soon," he said. "There is a letter from the health department that we need and it should be approved."
Ellis said a sidewalk project running from Bryan Road to Bevill State Community College should start construction soon. Ellis said he expects to open bids on the project next week.
In other action from the meeting:
*The Council approved funding a van for area seniors to use as transportation to the Senior Master Games in Trussville.
*Mike Cupps, an employee in the park department, informed the Council he would be retiring soon.
*Reba Barton spoke to the Council about the Yellow Dot emergency identity program. City council members said Sumiton City Hall could be a sign up location for the program in the future.