Water, sewer lines at risk on Rose Beach Line


By Jenna Cocullo

The Public Utilities Commission is looking at rerouting the waste water line and water main running under the roadway on Rose Beach Line.

An information report presented to the PUC at their Thursday meeting stated that the water and sewage lines could both become compromised due to parts of the road falling into Lake Erie.

The water main currently services the Wildwood by the Lake trailer park and homes along Rose Beach Line.

Tim Sunderland, general manager of the Public Utilities Commission, said if the water main were to fail, the park and homes would not have water. He also said they would not be able to keep the sewage away from Wildwood.

“We are trying to find the best cost-effective way to provide services to that area. Five different options are currently on the table,” Sunderland said.

The report highlights high-level construction costs ranging from a minimum of $1.6 million to reroute both the water main and sanitary main to a high of $2.6 million.

The next step, Sunderland said, is to put out a request for proposal for an engineering firm to assess the best two options for construction.





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