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Storm storage tank update

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The 13 million gallon underground tank and a pump station that will be built right next to Simmons Field, is part of the U..S. E.P.A. consent decree with the city. The 13 million gallon underground tank and a pump station that will be built right next to Simmons Field, is part of the U..S. E.P.A. consent decree with the city.

The city of Lima is reviewing bids for a $40 million dollar underground storm and sewer storage tank that is mandated by the E.P.A.

As we told you in in November, the 13 million gallon underground tank and a pump station that will be built right next to Simmons Field, is part of the U..S. E.P.A. consent decree with the city. The tank will capture storm and sewer water, after large rains, and help reduce the number of overflows during heavy rains, and help reduce the number of overflows during heavy rain events from reaching the Ottawa River. The city is required to keep the number of overflows to under 5 per year. The city is looking at awarding the contract for the multi year project at the end of January.

"We are looking at a 3 year construction period, so this isn't going to be something that you can go out there and dig a hole, pour some walls, and put it together," says Mike Caprella, Lima's Utilities Director. "It's a very complicated project, there is a lot to it. It's a $40 million dollar project, so it's a very large, large tank."

Caprella says the city hopes to start construction on the tank this Spring and the project will not effect any of the Loco's baseball games.
 

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