PARADISE, Calif. - The Town of Paradise is one step closer toward the sewer project that would uplift the economy.
The town council voted to move forward with an environmental study that should figure out a location for wastewater management as well as a cost.
Officials say the study could take up to two years to complete before actually breaking ground with construction.
Nicki Jones, who owns both Nic's Restaurant and Bobbi's Boutique, says her businesses have septic limitations. Currently, the septic holds 1,500 gallons, which Jones says she worries might fail with her thriving business.
"We're only allowed to use so many gallons of water a day and in a restaurant - especially if you go to a full-fledge restaurant with plates instead of plasticware - you use a lot more water," said Jones.
The first phase, the environmental study, costs $1.2 million and has been funded by grants.
Town officials say moving forward with the engineer will hopefully put eyes on the town to welcoming bigger restaurants and chains to the area.