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Waterville to repair sewer pipe at Waterville-Monclova Rd.

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The pipe should be an easy fix, according to the Public Works director. The pipe should be an easy fix, according to the Public Works director.
Waterville, OH -

Waterville's city council approved a project to fix a sanitary sewer pipe under Waterville-Monclova Road before it gets worse.

The initial problem started in 2005, when the infrastructure was put in. At that time, a sewer pipe was placed approximately six inches too high. The city discovered the problem after a new developer began building homes in the area.

The extra height is causing waste water to back up into the subdivision nearby.

An investigation was conducted after discovering the sewer water, and the faulty pipe was found. Public Works Director Kenneth Blair said it should be an easy fix.

"We will be able to go in and fix the actual encasement pipe that the sanitary line runs through," Blair said. "That will allow us to drop it into the encasement pipe and lower it to an elevation, and re-core the manhole to make this problem go away."

The city expects to break ground on the project in coming weeks. The construction will shut Waterville-Monclove Road down to just one lane, but it should only take three days.

The project will cost the city an estimated maximum of $15,000.

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