Preliminary work on the Mount Gilead Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Phase I has begun this month according to Village Administrator Dan Rogers.
Ours Excavating has started to survey the area containing the oldest portion of the Mount Gilead sewer system. Rogers said the group will use survey information to order manholes and castings. Construction on the sewer line will begin following official contractual agreements between the village and independent contractors.
Reconstruction work is set to reline between 2,000 and 2,500 feet of sewer lines, some of which are 125 years old.
The village will fund 26 percent of the project that costs approximately $480,000. The rest will be funded through the Ohio State Issue One that funds infrastructure projects.
In addition to reconstruction work, the village is working to extend the sewer system eastward along State Route 95.
Rogers stated that the engineering work for the project is complete and the permit to install has been is set to be reviewed by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
Work on the project is a collaborative effort among the village, Pine Lakes Golf Course and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The village has completed an easement agreement for the golf course and project drawings have been sent to ODNR, which will install the lines.
Rogers previously said the ODNR has plans to begin construction soon and be finished by June. Access to the soon to be installed sewer and water lines is part of Mt. Gilead State Park’s renewal project.
Pine Lakes Golf Course will also have access to the sewer lines along with several homes along State Route 95.
Reach Jones at 419-946-3010 ext. 1803 or on Twitter @zJones_1239