Sanitary Sewer Extension


Upgrades help bring Magnolia’s sewer service into compliance

Neel-Schaffer provided sewer evaluation, funding assistance, engineering design services, bid and contract award assistance, construction administration, and resident project representative services for a $520,000 project that extended the City of Magnolia’s existing sanitary sewer service lines.

The North Street area was annexed into the City limits in 2008. Prior to annexation, North Street residents treated household sewer through individual or shared on-site wastewater systems. Generally, these types of systems are known for producing polluted runoff and potential surface and groundwater contamination if not properly installed and maintained. The typical useful design life of a properly maintained septic system is 20 years. Many of the units were not meeting guidelines for on-site wastewater treatment.

Neel-Schaffer assisted the City in securing funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

The project extended a new sewer main from the City’s existing sanitary sewer system at Cunnigen Street and Reo Lane to the residents of North Street. The project installed approximately 2,600 LF of new 8-inch SDR-26 PVC sewer mains, varying in depth from 5 to 17 feet, and 5,200 LF of PVC sewer services.

The project provided 37 new sewer services, with clean-outs and disconnect, and properly abandoned the existing on-site systems of the residents on North Street in accordance with MDEQ and MSDH regulations. In addition to this sewer work, Neel-Schaffer assisted with developing plans for in-house construction of water system improvements for this area, removing a 2-inch main and replacing it with a 6-inch main and fire hydrants, prior to overseeing an overlay of the streets impacted by the work. Neel-Schaffer also provided coordination with the Mississippi Department of Health and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality for compliance reviews of the plans and specifications.

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