As sewer project nears end, complaints from residents rise

By Lindsey Jackson · Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Walton Street sewer project, which is the final of three city sewer improvement projects, is scheduled to come to an end this week or next according to city manager Chris Ward. Residents along Walton Street, from East Third to East Fifth streets have dealt with construction equipment and debris in their view since summer.

Ideas for the Walton Street project began after a 2008 inflow and infiltration study, conducted by Veenstra & Kimm Engineering, reported residents around Walton Street having sewer back-ups whenever it rained heavily. “When rain occurs, hopefully it goes into the ground,” Ward said. “Sometimes it gets in the sewer system because of age, old pipes, geography and naturally occurring conditions.”

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