Mar 23, 2021

Ohio Schools to Partner With Village on Sanitary Sewer Project

The village of Chagrin Falls, Ohio identified the East Washington Street sanitary sewer line as a significant source of storm water infiltration.

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The Chagrin Falls Board of Education approved several capital improvement projects for summer 2021 for a few Ohio schools.

One project will include one that will involve a partnership with the village, reported Cleveland & Ohio News.

On Mar. 18, the board authorized the district’s administration to enter into a sanitary sewer lateral relining project on East Washington Street at a cost which will not exceed $120,000.

The district owns the Chagrin Falls High School property at 400 E. Washington St. and the Chagrin Falls Middle School building at 342 E. Washington St., reported Cleveland & Ohio News. The district also owns the lateral sewer line that connects those school buildings to the East Washington Street sanitary sewer line.

According to the resolution approved by the board, the village of Chagrin Falls identified the East Washington Street sanitary sewer line as a significant source of storm water infiltration. This ultimately contributes to sanitary sewer overflows into the Chagrin River. 

As a result, Chagrin Falls is offering to contract for the relining of lateral lines that flow into the sanitary sewer line as long as the property owner reimburses the village for its costs, reported Cleveland & Ohio News.

In the case of the two schools, the school district will reimburse the village for its costs of relining the lateral lines, estimated at approximately $120,000.

Superintendent Robert Hunt recommended approval of the project.

“This is the first time we’ve entered into a partnership with the village,” Hunt said. “We did get pricing through them. This is a very fair deal and it will be something that serves the district going forward. So I appreciate the work of the village and the partnership in allowing us to leverage some of the cost savings as they improve East Washington Street.”

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