Cañon City: Sewer work starts waterline project wraps up early

A picture named sewerusa.jpg

From the Cañon City Daily Record (Debbie Bell):

The Fremont Sanitation District will begin digging on Red Canyon Road, about 400 feet north of South Street. Red Canyon Road will remain open to local traffic only while the district extends the sewer main to High Street. “There is already an existing manhole there,” Brian Hagenau, district engineer tech, said Thursday afternoon. “We’re going to start there and work north.”[…]

The work is being done because the majority of residents in the area requested to be connected to the local sanitation district. For years, raw sewage has percolated out of the ground, caused by high water tables and poor soil conditions. Septic maintenance and failures have proven costly and have created many public health problems. “There are a lot of septics in that area failing because of the soil conditions,” Hagenau said.

From the Cañon City Daily Record (Debbie Bell):

Three months ahead of schedule, work on the city’s water transmission main project is complete.
Cañon City Engineer Adam Lancaster said all water line work on the project wrapped up this week. “Surface restoration on N. Fifth Street is all that remains,” Lancaster said Friday. “Public Works crews will start again on this next month and will likely be done in September.” The city began work on the massive project, which affected Main Street, U.S. 50, First Street and Fifth Street, in January. At $2.6 million, the venture was one of five major projects in the city’s $11 million water infrastructure update funded by a 20 percent water rate increase in January 2008.

More Coyote Gulch infrastructure coverage here.

Leave a Reply