Construction begins on McComb regional waterline connection


NORTH BALTIMORE — The Northwestern Water and Sewer District announces the start of waterline construction for the McComb regional waterline project. Work is scheduled to begin as soon as Monday in the Village of North Baltimore.

The project consists of the installation of over 8 miles of new 12-inch waterline from North Baltimore to the McComb and will allow for the removal of the existing, aging water plant in McComb. The North Baltimore water plant will provide water quality and quantity to McComb and surrounding areas.

The project will start in North Baltimore at High Street and progress along Main Street to Deweyville Road. Work will continue to CR 203, Township Road 131 and Ohio 613, and will finish at the existing McComb water treatment plant on Park Street.

Construction is expected to continue through spring and will involve boring, trenching and pipe installation.

“The waterline project promises to deliver a quality, dependable water supply while lowering the maintenance and operation expenses at the McComb water treatment plant,” District Engineer Tom Stalter said.

The $7 million waterline project will be constructed by Hillabrand & Sons Construction LCC. Abandonment of the McComb water treatment plant was awarded to B. Hill’z Excavating Inc. The funding for the project will come from a $3.3 million USDA loan, a $1.5 million USDA grant and a $2 million grant from the Ohio Department of Development.

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