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Posted on: October 13, 2021

SD1 Partners with City of Elsmere to Improve Drainage at Plymouth and Feather Lanes

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FORT WRIGHT, Ky. – Sanitation District No. 1 will partner with the City of Elsmere to improve drainage along Plymouth Lane and Feather Lane as part of a larger road reconstruction project.

Part of Plymouth Lane currently drains to a set of catch basin inlets at the cul-de-sac, and the long drainage path tends to spread storm water across the road, creating a driving hazard. Additionally, the large drainage area overwhelms the system at the end of the cul-de-sac, causing flooding to the roadway and adjacent properties. In the same area, Feather and Pilgrim lanes drain to a sag on Feather Lane, which is served by a set of inlets that are inadequate and cause street flooding. 

The planned storm drainage improvement will capture the runoff with a new set of storm inlets before it reaches the cul-de-sac and the street sag, which will improve the drainage issues in the area.

The project will be funded through SD1’s Storm Water Public Cost-Share Program, which offers SD1 storm water co-permittee municipalities an opportunity to split the cost of new storm water infrastructure that addresses drainage issues associated with a dedicated and accepted right-of-way, or that are caused by or related to public infrastructure drainage.

SD1 will contribute 50 percent of the cost of the $259,000 Plymouth Lane/Feather Lane drainage project, for a total contribution of $129,500.

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SD1 is responsible for the collection and treatment of northern Kentucky’s wastewater and also serves as the regional storm water management agency. SD1 is the second largest public sewer utility in Kentucky, serving more than 339,795 residents throughout Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. SD1 maintains approximately 1,685 miles of sanitary-sewer system pipeline, 122 wastewater pumping stations, 15 flood pump stations, six package treatment plants, three major wastewater treatment plants, 433 miles of storm-sewer system and 32,300 storm-sewer structures.

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