The Rocky Mount Sewer District received good news this week after the State approved several bids for construction on the system. According to Chairman Red Jennings, the only remaining hurdle is the final approval of the State grant. Jennings says that the first phase of the project is already in place and once the Grant is approved, they can begin to build the project. The Department of Natural Resources had confirmed two bids that were done on February 24th allowing contracts to be awarded to Apperson Utility and Veterans Worldwide for putting together the sewer lines and treatment plant at a cost of $3,400,000. While some area banks have committed over $1.6 million of issuance bonds to cover costs as interest-only for four years but they are awaiting the approve of $3 million in the State grant.