The Toledo City Council this week kept things moving toward replacing a long section of aging sewer line on Butler Bridge Road. It’s been a leaker for a while. Repair is likely to cost about $650,000 – half paid by the city, half by the state.
Toledo Public Works Director Michael Adams says they hope to have the funding in place in time for construction to start around the beginning of June. He says there are other repair sites around the city that will be tended-to as well. He says the city’s water and sewer lines are pretty old and that storm event water intrusion into cracked or damaged sewer lines causes a major strain on the sewer plant’s ability to properly process everything that comes into it.
So, again, Toledo takes the first step to address all these and a few other infrastructure problems in early June. The impact to customer water and sewer rates to cover the $350,000 loan they expect from the state is not yet known.