Project Summary: This is a PUD capital improvements project and is the first phase of the PUD Service Delivery Plan Project No. 3-313. The project's scope includes replacing about 700 linear feet of sanitary sewer (SS) interceptor pipe. The existing SS pipe is located adjacent to the Oconee Hill Cemetery in a permanent utility easement held by PUD. Before construction, several non-invasive field investigations will occur, including using ground-penetrating radar to locate subsurface historic resources adjacent to the project site. During construction, the contractor will excavate the existing SS pipe, demolish the existing pipe, and install the new pipe within the same trench alignment. A temporary bypass pumping and piping system will be used to convey SS flows downstream to the water reclamation facility for treatment. The construction contractor will also replace an existing aerial SS pipe river crossing. PUD anticipates the construction phase to begin in 2023.
How this benefits Athens' residents: This pipe will be upsized to convey sanitary sewer flows that have increased in volume due to upstream commercial and residential development.