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Pickerington to conduct study on sanitary sewers
Pickerington council approved an ordinance that would permit City Engineer Greg Bachman to enter into a contract with engineering firm Floyd Browne Group to conduct a study on sanitary sewers throughout the city.
The study, which will begin in the near future, will take approximately six months to conduct, he said at the March 16 council meeting.
“They are going to study our whole sanitary sewer system, help us map it out and calculate the flows to see where we have problem areas, and also a computer model of our system so that we can model it,” Bachman said. “If new developments come in and need sanitary sewer service, we know how much capacity we have throughout our system.”
The firm also will assist the city in prioritizing problem areas, he said.
“We’ll be doing things like putting flow monitors in the lines,” he said.
The cost of contracting with the Floyd Browne Group is $75,000, and an additional $26,000 will be spent to rent the flow monitors. This brings the total cost of the project to $101,000 Service Director Ed Drobina said.
This would aid the city in finding out which sewers may be close to capacity and which have additional capacity and then prevent any instances of flooding, he said.
• Council held its second reading pertaining to increasing the speed limit on Diley Road. Councilman Brian Wisniewski was again the only council member to vote against the increase.
• Donations to both the food pantry and the proposed Violet Cemetery Veteran’s Memorial were approved by council. Each will receive $2,500 from the city.
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