QUINCY (WGEM) -- Quincy's 20 year long-term control plan will tackle the city's storm water, sewer, and drainage issues.
City Utilities and Engineering Director, Jeffrey Conte, said the plan is broken up into five phases that will cost $26 million.
He said the first phase, re-directing sewage to a water treatment plant, instead of the Mississippi River, will start in the Fall.
"The city would like to reduce the amount of pollution it produces and this project is certainly going to be a big step in that direction," Conte said.
Conte said phases to come will make improvements to city sewer and drainage systems, in hopes of seeing less disastrous flooding during heavy rains.