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Huron sewers to receive upgrades

Andy Ouriel • Aug 20, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Better sewer service is soon flowing into the Huron area.

Through a public records request, Erie County officials clued the Register in about pressing details about this important project:

The project: In short, construction work aims to bolster older and deficient sewers in three separate areas:

• Area No. 1, around the lake between Canton to Pittsburgh avenues: Tree roots, cracked pipes and plugging issues plague this area.

• Area No. 2, near Huron Lagoons: In some places, the sewer is below river water elevation, causing leaks to occur.

• Area No. 3 in the Chaska Beach and Beachwood Villa neighborhoods: various plugging issues.

If improvements don't happen soon, then undetected sewage leaks could seep into Lake Erie.

The beneficiaries: People living in roughly 200 homes in this area stand to receive better sewer service.

The timeline: No construction start date has been announced. All work, however, must wrap up by July 2015.

The cost: The $288,000 project financially breaks down with exactly half the amount coming from a state grant and the other half through Erie County's sewer funds.

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