Published: Jul 11, 2013 6:41 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 11, 2013 7:29 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - It's your money. and more than one million dollars of it is going to a new storm water treatment system in southern Cape Coral. 

Right now, the sidewalks on Lafayette street between Vincennes and Cape Coral Street are being torn up to make way for new pipes. 

Crews officially broke ground on the project Thursday morning. The city will also add brick walkways and palm trees. Some people are pleased with the project. 

"This street has not had a whole lot of 'tlc" in many many years even after the city did a wonderful job on the parkway. Now they're going to come over here and do one of the outside streets so, we're excited," said Tim Hauck, a business owner. 

The new treatment system will reduce pollutants discharged into the city's canals. The project is expected to be finished in December.