Sunday, January 29, 2012


Chaffee water plant before upgrades began

CHAFFEE, MO-  The City of Chaffee Missouri has announced that Schultz and Summers Engineering has been chosen as the engineer to design a $6,250,000 upgrade of their water treatment plant, as well as complete replacement of all waterlines throughout the City, and a new radio-read water meters for all 1,200+ customers.  Mayor Steve Loucks said, “Schultz and Summers is the most experienced engineering firm in southeast Missouri for these kinds of projects.  They helped us pass our bond proposal and work with the funding agencies to obtain funding.  We are very pleased to have them on board.”

Bob Summers
The USDA issued the Letter of Conditions to Chaffee in March 2011. Construction should begin in the spring of 2012 with a projected completion for the summer of 2013.  SSE Owner Bob Summers added, “In addition to the new water treatment plant, we will be installing new controls and rehabilitating a large water tank.  Also, replacing all of the waterlines and adding the radio-read water meters for the 1,200+ residents will provide customers with improved drinking water and lower operating costs for the City.”

Last November, Chaffee voters passed a $12 million dollar bond issue to make improvements to the City’s water and wastewater systems.  The water upgrades are the first phase of the planned improvements.  

Schultz and Summers Engineering is a Missouri based Civil Engineering Company with offices in Poplar Bluff, Branson, Lake Ozark and New Orleans. They have provided drinking water and sewer services to over 47 communities in Missouri.  To date, they have helped those communities obtain over $90,000,000 in public funding.  They have set up several large state of the art USACE validated testing labs along the Mississippi River and are one of the select companies that have been approved for Blanket Purchase Agreement with the USACE.  They have also provided surveying services to a variety of clients from utilities, MoDOT, USACE, cities, corporations, small business, and individuals. SSE is a HubZone certified company and can be found at or or

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