Wastewater meeting Tuesday
The Fairfield City Council utility committee will meet 3 p.m. Tuesday at the council chambers at city hall.
The meeting will be to discuss improvements to the city’s sewer system. The city is about to embark on Phase I of a project to reduce sanitary sewer overflows in the east part of town.
City Administrator Kevin Flanagan and wastewater superintendent Shawn Worley said the sewer overflows on the east side of town will be nearly eliminated with the completion of Phase I. Phase I is expected to cost $17-18 million.
Worley said Phase I will drastically improve the sewer plant’s ability to weather large rainfalls, such as those in the past week. He said instead of having 1.5 million gallons overflow into nearby streams, the repairs completed in Phase I could cut that number to just 100,000 gallons.
Phase I will take two years to complete.
The city is also planning to inspect private sewer lines to look for leaks. However, Flanagan and Worley said that project will not be done until 2015 and the city will hire a contractor to do the work.