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Winfield OKs contract for catch basins

| Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, 1:46 a.m.

Winfield Township officials hope to solve a problem soon involving faulty catch basins on Marwood Hill.

Supervisors on Thursday night awarded a nearly $18,500 contract to Holbein, Inc. to install three catch basins on Marwood.

During rainstorms, stones and other debris clog the three drains and stormwater cascades down a hill toward residences, which have reported flooding, officials said.

Holbein plans to form an asphalt wedge, shaped like a bowl, around the new catch basins, with a 3-inch base.

Holbein said it could have the job done within 30 days.

The money for the project will be taken from the township's liquid fuels reimbursement fund.

The township's public works crew will install catch basins on Keasey Road, along with cross drains and pavement patching.

Other roads set for sealcoating this fall include Stoney Hollow, Jones, Casham, Gerner and Spiker Hill.

Fire hall to fix sewage backup

The township's fire hall, located next to the township building, experienced a sewage backup over the weekend.

One event for this weekend has been cancelled, and restoration workers are replacing toilets, some drywall and other items. A portable toilet will be rented for upcoming events until the fire hall is restored.

Sewerage pumps might need to be replaced at a cost estimated to be between $500 and $700.

The township and the fire department share the sewerage system.

George Guido is a freelance writerfor Trib Total Media.

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