Press Release: MDC to Perform Sewer Inspections and Flow Metering

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Work to gather preliminary data in advance of Drainage Study

March 31, 2023
For Immediate Release

(HARTFORD, CT) – Beginning the week of April 10, the Metropolitan District’s (MDC) consultant CDM Smith and their subcontractors will be working in the Blue Hills / Granby, Asylum Hill and West End neighborhoods to perform video inspections and flow metering of the existing combined sewer systems.

Flow metering devices will be installed throughout the project area and monitored periodically over the course of 10 to 12 weeks. Some of the work is located on public easements off the road. At times, it will be necessary for staff to walk within the easement areas to conduct the work. Entry into buildings is not required and field staff will have proper identification.

The data from the inspections and metering will be used to initiate and perform the preliminary work associated with a planned drainage study of the area. The purpose of the drainage study is to provide the necessary information to begin engineering design of future sewer separation projects.

The work is part of the MDC’s Integrated Plan, which is designed to not only meet regulatory goals of the Clean Water Project, an over $2 billion wastewater system upgrade focused on eliminating combined sewer overflows to local waterways, but to prioritize repairs and improvements of the existing sewer infrastructure in MDC Member Towns.