(Jill Bock, Staff)
Employees of Robinson Construction of Perryville pour concrete to put in place new pipes for New Madrid's stormsewer system. The new pipes, along with two more pumps, are part of a $1 million dollar project which will double the capacity of the city's pumping stations and improve drainage in the community. City Administrator Furg Hunter estimated work will be complete in early spring. Also construction is under way in New Madrid by the Corps of Engineers to replace a 70-year-old gravity flow structure to drain water. Hunter said it would carry approximately four times as much water as the previous structure and "will greatly increase our ability to drain the water from within the City of New Madrid."