New water and sewer projects planned

Clermont County Commissioners approved the yearly update for the five-year Waterworks and Wastewater Capital Improvement Plan April 27.

Lyle Bloom, sanitary engineer at the Clermont County Water Resources Department, presented the additional projects for the five-year plan, bringing the total projects to 36 water projects and 40 sewer projects in Clermont County from 2011 to 2015.

Bloom said the projects included in the five-year plan are the result of public petitions, monitoring system findings, staff inspection and useful life expiration.

“The petition projects will bring water and sewer to residents that don’t have it,” Bloom said. “Some of the treatment projects will improve ability to improve wastewater. The water line projects will limit the amount of disruptions due to a water main break.”

Water projects added to the plan include Brooklyn Avenue water main replacement, Goshen Road water main replacement, Grandview Lane water petition, Lindie Lane water petition and the Wagner Road Water petition. The Goshen Road replacement, beside the school, will begin when school is out this summer.

Sewer projects added include a county-wide collection system rehabilitation, county-wide environmental upgrades, Kitty Lane to Eva Lane sewer replacement, State Route 131 west of Wolfpen Pleasant Hill sewer rehab and Sugarcamp Road sewer petition.

In addition, the five-year plan includes tank paintings in various townships, transmission main construction in Stonelick Township, well field improvements in Pierce Township, construction at the Indian Lookout trunk sewer, Lower East Fork waste water treatment plant improvement and more.

“Some of the other rehab projects, at treatment plants and water tanks, will renew and extend the useful life of the infrastructure,” Bloom said.

Bloom described the reasons for the projects to commissioners and provided construction requirements, estimated completion times and cost. Several of the projects are currently under construction with more set to begin in the coming months. Most of the water and sewer petitions will begin in 2012.

Bloom said several of the projects will cause water disruption or road closures. Residents will be contacted and road closures will be posted as they happen. To see the detailed five-year plan visit

“We do have priority projects,” Bloom said. “Those are typically the ones we are focusing our efforts on. We do have limited funding so we tend to focus our projects based on those funds.”