BUFFALO, NY -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District has entered into an agreement with the City of Parma to provide $1M toward the total costs of sanitary sewer upgrades.
The proposed improvements will consist of the installation of almost 2,000 linear feet of new 8” sanitary sewers, manholes and laterals serving 50 properties. This new collection system will tie into the existing sanitary sewer and wastewater treatment system allowing for the abandonment of the existing septic systems. Construction of the improvements is anticipated to be started in the summer of 2020.
"As a result of pro-active design and planning by Parma's leadership, and with support and guidance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, $1 million in federal funding is being invested in much-needed infrastructure on behalf of Parma residents," said Rep. Marcy Kaptur. "Programs and partnerships such as this are leading the way in the effort to improve water quality across the Great Lakes. I applaud the hard work that made this a reality for the Parma community."
“This project further demonstrates the City’s commitment to addressing failing septic systems and protecting surface water quality in the West Creek Watershed,” said Hasmukh Patel, P.E., City of Parma’s Assistant City Engineer.
“It is great that 594 funding was made available for this important infrastructure project geared toward protecting surface water quality from contaminant discharges,” said Frank A. O’Connor, USACE Project Manager
Residences along Broadrock Court and Old Rockside Roads have aging septic systems that threaten public health and the environment. Discharges of inadequately treated sewage into the West Creek Watershed are the primary concern being addressed.
Congress passed the Water Resources Development Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-53), Section 594 to help alleviate environmental infrastructure problems throughout the state of Ohio. The Section 594 authority allows USACE to reimburse 75% of the eligible design and/or construction costs. The reimbursements to the City of Parma will be supplemented by other sources of financing as necessary for the project.
Release no. 19-049