WAVELAND - A nearly $1 million storm sewer project is set to begin construction April 11 that will put new sewers throughout nearly all of this southwest Montgomery County town, said Anita Carpenter, who is the grant writer for the project.

The project will cost $995,000 and is being financed by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

When news that the grant had been approved came in June, Town Board President Lori Arts said she was delighted because the town had started to see sinkholes and many basements in the town were flooding.

On Thursday, town board members Susie Calvert and Arts met with Jim Thomas, a town representative; Ethel Morgan and Terry Quillman, designers; Kirk Rewerts of the regional sewer district; a representative of Indiana American Water Company; Bruce Berner, inspector; Carpenter; and Glen Price of David Price Excavating for a pre-construction conference at the Waveland town hall and fire department.

During the meeting, the group discussed what the town's residents expected during construction, how inspections would be carried out by Berner and a work schedule.

Price said his crew plans to start work at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday, weather permitting and to work with town residents to avoid blocking driveways without prior notification.

Price said the work should go quickly.