Dunbar Township sewage project progresses
Ken Martray with Widmer Engineering updated Dunbar Township Sewage Authority members this week on Phase II of the current project under way off Route 119.
D&M Contracting of New Alexandria has finished all the line work, including the addition going to Duke's bar, he said. Testing on the lines should begin next month.
Martray added that the plant is up and running for the new basin and two generators have been set — one at Morrell and one at Wheeler.
He said the generator planned for Oglevee Lane was delayed because of unexpected hard rock in the area and very tight spacing in which to work.
Martray said that when Phase II is complete, the project should come in about $40,000 under budget. He is hoping to use those funds to update the interceptor line between Ridge Boulevard and Adelaide.
Authority board member Dwaine Gordon asked Martray why there was nothing in the plans to bring sewage to Wheeler Bottom.
Martray said that would be a big expense for just one house, which was hard to justify.
“They can put in a grinder pump system to pump up to our system,” he said.
As for Phase III, which would bring sewage to the Monarch area, funding has not yet been approved.
Martray told board members the Department of Agriculture's Rural Development is asking for more information, including updated costs and an environmental study.
“They want a study done and an estimate of what it would cost to have a grinder pump system for each house rather than gravity flow, so they have a comparative cost,” he said.
Authority board Chairman John Malone said this project (Phase II) has moved along much quicker and “without as many headaches” as Phase I.
Rachel Basinger is a freelance writer.
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