In 2006, the citizens of Wendell passed a waste-water bond allowing upgrades needed for a projected 20 year growth. After many setbacks and difficulties, Wendell’s waste-water improvement project broke ground in June 2010 with a purchase of a 240 acre farm bordering the current waste-water treatment facility. The farm ground is used for land application of treated effluent. Phase 1 consisted of upgrades to the farm ground, irrigation equipment, and chlorine disinfection equipment. Phase 2 added a new 27 million gallon storage lagoon. With the addition of the new storage lagoon, Wendell has a total of 55 million gallon effluent storage. Phase 3 encompassed new head-works, flow meter, aeration, and upsizing of the sewer main line along 3000 South Road leading to the waster-water treatment facility. Phase 4 will provide a waste-water trunk line on the south side of I-84 for current development and also encourage future growth along the I-84 frontage road properties. Phase 5 will evaluate all sewer trunk-lines within the city, prioritize lines to replace or repair where needed.