Park visitors at Miami Township’s Paxton Ramsey Park can expect a minor inconvenience sometime this year when a new sewer line will be installed through the park.
The line, which will connect to a new sewage treatment plant, will help in closing an aging sewage treatment plant in the area.
“They said that, with the new sewer treatment facility going on in Miamiville, they needed this to abandon an existing lift station,” said Miami Township Administrator David Duckworth. “This line will allow that abandonment to occur. No question, this will help our residents. We wouldn’t have allowed it if it wouldn’t.”
The new line will effectively connect the new station, known as the Wards Corner wastewater treatment plant which will be completed sometime next year, with the Bramblewood subdivision. This will result in the closure of the Bramblewood sewage treatment plant.
Duckworth said that the project is expected to take place this year, although the exact date isn't scheduled.
Duckworth said that the project will result in some inconveniences to park goers, but noted that it should be minimal.
"This will follow the driveway into the park and then take a hard turn east," said Duckworth. "This will pretty much cut right through the park. It will not effect any active part of the park. For instance, it won't cut through a baseball field or soccer field. It will go along the parking lot or under it."a