Cincinnati’s Dry Run and Columbus’ Largest Project to Improve Sewer Tunnel

May 12

Cincinnati’s Dry Run and Columbus’ Largest Project to Improve Sewer Tunnel

Columbus is building an underground storm sewer tunnel which will be the largest public works project in the city’s history. The 4-mile long storm water sewer tunnel is 175 feet under the city and is nearly complete with 3,000 feet to go. At 5-feet an hour, the massive 95-ton drill is doing its best to churn through miles of limestone. The city’s combined...

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Provincial Town’s Evolved Sewer System

Apr 21

Provincial Town’s Evolved Sewer System

The city of Chillicothe is a city in Ohio surrounded by farming communities. The Utility oversees 106 miles of gravity sanitary sewer lines, and another 10 miles of force main lines.  In parts of the city, different areas have had their sewers installed at varying stages, using different materials that were considered appropriate at the time.  Parts of the system...

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Ohio’s 2016 Household Sewer Treatment Program

Feb 26

Ohio’s 2016 Household Sewer Treatment Program

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has released the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) funding agenda. The WPCLF funding program will offer up to $5 million in principal forgiveness funds to local health districts during 2016 for projects that will repair or replace failing HSTS (Household Sewer Treatment Systems). Ohio EPA will use a strategic process...

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The City of Olmstead’s Proficiency in Stormy Weather

Dec 02

The City of Olmstead’s Proficiency in Stormy Weather

Olmstead is putting in place an impressive $39 million capital improvement program.  Along with the ongoing maintenance and repair procedures, the North Olmsted team has flood management under much better control.  North Olmsted’s 37,000 residents are served by a separate sanitary sewer system that runs for 159 miles beneath this Cleveland suburb. Sewer lines,...

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Columbus Completes Tunnel Sewer Project

Oct 27

Columbus Completes Tunnel Sewer Project

A 4.5-mile-long tunnel was just completed in Columbus to help deter storm water runoff that has been an issue for residents and motorists. The tunnel, located beneath downtown Columbus and the Scioto River, is nearly 200 feet deep and 20 feet in diameter. Crews used a 95-ton boring machine.  The $371 million tunnel, along with two odor-control facilities, is the...

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The Ohio EPA helps Fund Bloomdale’s Sewer Upgrades

Sep 29

The Ohio EPA helps Fund Bloomdale’s Sewer Upgrades

Bloomdale is served by a wastewater collection system that is prone to the buildup of hydrogen sulfide, which corrodes manholes. The manholes will be lined and new seals installed to eliminate the infiltration and inflow, reducing the overflows which can degrade water quality. Created in 1989, the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) provides below-market...

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