Commissioners establish mandatory sewer hookups for Eden Park

September 26, 2012


PDT Staff Writer

On Tuesday the Scioto County Commissioners passed a resolution establishing a mandatory hookup of sewer taps and establishing a deadline for connection to the upcoming $2.5 million Eden Park Sewer Project.

The resolution passed by the commissioners states that under the Ohio Revised Code section 6117.51 the commissioners orders the owner of any premises located in the Eden Park Sewer District to connect to the sewer system.

In the resolution, homeowners are given 90 days after the system is installed to comply with this resolution.

“The Scioto County Board of Health has passed a resolution stating that the reason for the Eden Park Sewer Project is to reduce or eliminate an existing health problem or hazard of water pollution,” the resolution states.

The resolution also orders homeowners to stop, “the discharge of sewage or other waste into a cesspool, ditch, private sewer, privy, septic tank or other outlets,” once the system is installed.

Once installed, the Eden Park Sewer Project will run along Ohio 139 and Munn’s Run northeast of New Boston and will serve 245 homes and businesses.

Scioto County Sanitary Engineer Joe Delong said final bids on the project are due Oct. 5 and will be opened by the county at the same time to determine the low bidder.

Delong said it could 30 days to get the necessary paper work finished before construction can begin.

Construction is estimated to take about a year to complete.

Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 208, or wallen@heartlandpublications.com.