The Forest Hills sewer replacement project was slated for mid-2016 but paperwork and the acquisition of easements has slowed the process, according to CPW General Manager John Young.
On Monday night, the CPW board of commissioners unanimously approved a resolution establishing just compensation for the easements to be acquired for the project. This resolution is required by the EPA.
Young said that the CPW will have to acquire a sewer right-of-way from approximately seven property owners. The money to acquire the easements will come from the $350,000 grant.
CPW was waiting on approval from DHEC and the EPA in 2016 but that paperwork is complete. The engineering for the project is also complete and once crews begin working, the project is expected to take 3 to 6 months to complete.
The project is set to replace aging sewer lines that are also undersized. Young said that those sewer lines are in bad shape and that he understood they were installed in the 1950’s.