Mt. Vernon approves upgrades for sewer system | News
Mount Vernon's City Council just approved upgrades to an area neighborhood that will reconstruct its entire sewer system.
E&S Housing is a subdivision on the northeast part of town. When it rains, the neighborhood has been experiencing problems. The rain water goes into the sewer system causing it to overflow, ending up in residents' basements or in a creek that flows to the Ohio River.
The city council just approved construction on an upgrade where they will and reline the pipes. That way the rain water won't enter the system.
Councilman Steve Fuelling says it's not cheap, but they do have the money that's left over from construction on the new $10-million water treament facility.
"We have the money to do this correctly since we were thrifty on that job," says Fuelling. "So it won't cost any more for the taxpayers, there's no rate increase. We have the money."
Officials say not only will this solve the problems in the neighborhood, the pipes won't have to work so hard and they won't have to filter rainwater at their treatment facility anymore.
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