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Port Orange to receive $750,000 for its sewer system rehabilitation project.

Thu, Jun 09, 2022 at 11:35AM

Written by Kristen Schmutz

Belden Communications News 

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The City of Port Orange has announced that it will be receiving $750,000 in State funding for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 to assist with the cost of the sewer system rehabilitation project. The funds supplement Port Orange's annual investment of $750,000, meaning the city can double its improvements this year.

According to a release, the Sewer System Rehabilitation project, which is part of the city’s ongoing Capital Improvement Program (CIP), includes lining the sanitary sewer pipes at numerous locations throughout the city. Aging pipelines can allow groundwater to enter the sewage collection system and place an increased burden on the piping and a treatment facility.

“The safety of our residents is our highest priority. This investment by the state for the rehabilitation of the city’s sewer system will not only be an improved structure but will continue to help prevent wastewater spillage and keep sewage and pollutants out of waterways,” said Port Orange Mayor Don Burnette. “We appreciate the efforts of State Senator Tom Wright, State Representative Tom Leek, and the Pittman Law Group on the city’s behalf in securing the funding for this project in our city.”

Reducing the amount of groundwater and rainwater flow that enters the collection system can minimize overflows, which are hazardous to residents and wildlife. Pipelining is an alternative to replacing the entire pipeline, which inserts a liner into the existing pipe - extending the pipe's life - and reduces disturbances to the neighborhoods.  

Pipelining projects reduce maintenance costs by eliminating the restoration costs incurred during pipe replacements.


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