WILMINGTON — Some pipes are calling, and they’re getting worked on.
The City of Wilmington is in the process of upgrading the sewer lines around North South Street near the Wilmington Public Library. Wilmington Safety and Service Director Brian Shidaker said this much-needed upgrade involves replacing and repairing older parts of the lines, and increasing the capacity of the lines.
According to Shidaker, “Some of the original lines were placed in the 1930s.”
“The existing lines consist of 10- and 12-inch pipe. This will be replaced with approximately 1,763 linear feet of 15-inch pipe,” said Shidaker.
“This greatly increases the flow and efficiency of our sewer system,” he added.
The project has been funded largely through a grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC). The total anticipated cost of the project, said Shidaker, is $595,100 with approximately $410,000 being funded through grants.
“Projects like this are essential to revitalizing, repairing and rebuilding our aging infrastructure,” he said.
While they had to block a street along the Wilmington Public Library, it hasn’t really hurt them when it comes to attendance according to library Director Nancy Ehas.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact either the Wastewater Department at 937-382-2413 or Shidaker’s office at 937-382-6509.
Reach John Hamilton at 937-382-2574
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