Plans for a Sewer System in the Rocky Mount area are finally starting to show some light after several years of planning, applying, re-designing and creating the system to serve the lake residents. According to the Rocky Mount Sewer District, a bid process is underway and a contractor will be chosen by the end of November. Officials say the design of the system is completed and all permits and easements have been acquired. Once a contractor is approved, the RMSD and Schultz surveying and engineering, the firm working with the district, will begin working on a budget and securing funding for the first phase of the project. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the Rural Development Agency acted incorrectly in rejecting a grant that the RMSD had applied for. The first phase of the system will serve 250 homes in the Lick Branch Cove area with construction planning to start in 2015.