USACE Buffalo District Office, Buffalo, NY --
Buffalo, NY— Following completion of a significant construction project partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the City of Parma has again entered into an agreement with the Corps of Engineers for continued wastewater improvements to address failing residential septic systems.
The City of Parma completed the Broadrock Court Sanitary Relief Sewer Connection project in November 2018 with close to half the design and construction funding from the Water Resources and Development Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-53), Section 594 program, administered by the Corps of Engineers. The latest agreement includes approximately $1M in funding for improvements to the nearby Brookdale Avenue and Broadview Road areas of the City, where more than 1,000 feet of 8-inch sewer will be constructed. Once completed, additional residences can be connected to the NEOSRD sanitary sewer system, allowing the failing septic systems to be abandoned.
"As an early supporter of this federal investment in the City of Parma, I am very pleased to see these additional critical wastewater improvements," said Representative Marcy Kaptur. "Thanks to the new agreement between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Parma, the project supports additional sewer lines and will help ensure that area water quality meets the highest standards possible."
The 2018 project involved the construction of a new 10-inch diameter gravity sewer line along the cul-de-sac of Broadrock Court, southeast for a distance of approximately 920 feet, in the city of Parma to the alignment of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s (NEOSRD) on Old Rockside Road in the City of Seven Hills, where a drop structure connected with the existing interceptor sewer.
“We expect to see significant improvements in surface water quality as these projects - and similar efforts planned for the future - reduce contaminant discharges in the West Creek Watershed” said Hasmukh Patel, P.E., City of Parma’s Assistant City Engineer.
“We are very pleased to partner with the City on these infrastructure improvements that will help protect human health and the environment,” added Frank O’Connor, Buffalo District Program Manager.
Congress passed WRDA in 1999 to help alleviate environmental infrastructure problems throughout the state of Ohio. The law provides a program of federal assistance through the Corps of Engineers. The Section 594 program is a reimbursement program, whereby 75% of eligible costs are borne by the federal government and 25% of the costs are borne by the local sponsor. Section 594 funding has helped many communities across the state in addressing priority infrastructure needs.
Broadrock Court project photograph: https://www.flickr.com/photos/buffalousace/albums/72157707315796715