$9 million in water, wastewater projects on tap this year

BATAVIA, Ohio (May 4, 2016) – The Clermont County Water Resources Department (WRD) plans to construct more than $9 million in capital projects for 2016.

On May 4, Clermont County Commissioners approved a five-year capital plan for the department.

The 2016 projects include:
• Replacement of 9,440 feet of water main in Goshen Township; $2.1 million
• Installation of 3,200 feet of sewers, manholes and laterals in Miami Township, $1.1 million
• Improvements to booster pump stations in Miami Township, $420,250
• Replacing 3,900 feet of water main in Miami Township, $558,600
• Replacing 7,270 feet of sanitary sewers in Tate Township, $1.7 million
• Improvements in lift stations in Union and Pierce Townships, $817,440
• Rehabilitating 21,247 feet of sewer main and other rehab work in Union and Batavia Townships, $2.9 million.

The Water Resources Department is also working with the Clermont County Engineer, Transportation Improvement District, and Ohio Department of Transportation on various projects, including the widening of Old SR 74; Branch Hill Guinea Road reconstruction; Aicholtz Road connector; and Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill roadwork.  Replacement of water and sewer mains on those projects will total $2 million.

“These projects are fully funded,” said WRD Director Lyle Bloom. “It’s important that we continue to invest in our water and wastewater infrastructure on a planned basis. In some cases, we are replacing water mains that were installed in the 1950s.”

Capital projects are funded through a combination of user fees and grants. The Water Resources Department has approximately $23 million in improvements planned for waterworks projects and $38 million planned in wastewater improvements for 2016-2020.