The city of Sandusky’s sewer systems is getting a strengthening facelift. The 3.2 million sewer project aims to protect Lake Erie and keep the area’s greatest natural resource free from raw sewage and other untreated materials.
The sewer work will consist of replacing existing pumps (some are original from almost 70 years ago) and upgrading outdated mechanical, electrical and instrument reading equipment with newer technology.
Sandusky was forced by the Ohio EPA to reduce sewer overflows, preventing raw sewage and other potential unhealthy contaminants from reaching surface levels. In these instances, natural resources become polluted.
Work will start later this year and must be completed no later than Dec. 1, 2020.