Years of effort and dedicated service by volunteers in the Rocky Mount sewer district are about to pay off. According to district chairman Red Jennings, the project design is being finalized and a financing package is awaiting final approval from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Jennings says the first phase of the new sewer system will serve about 250 homes in the lick branch cove. Construction will start this spring and should be complete within a year. The Rocky Mount sewer district encompasses about 1900 homes in Morgan County on the eastern side of the Gravois Arm. In 2004 voters approved $24 million in revenue bonds to fund construction of the system.