The project was bid out on Dec. 21, 2012 to Amerent Contracting Inc. and is scheduled to conclude in November. Funding is coming entirely from the city’s sewer reserve account.
The project represents approximately 75 percent of Project 1 of the original list of sewer separation projects. It will encompass Girard Street from Second to Eighth streets, Second Street from Girard to Metropolis streets and Metropolis Street from Second to Ninth streets. The work will entail installation of storm sewer and connection of new street inlets to the storm sewer; disconnecting all surface drainage structures from existing combination sewer mains; and repairing the streets, curb, gutter, sidewalks, etc.
While the City of Metropolis was founded in 1839, several miles of its current sewer system were built around 1908. Pipes making up that combined sewer system carry both sanitary waste and storm water to the Ohio River, a common practice a century ago.
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