FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 26, 2022
Robert Duncanson, Ph.D., Director of Health & Natural Resources
Town of Chatham
Chatham – The next Phase (1D-2A) of sewer expansion as part of the Towns Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP) began recently with work on a new pump station on town property at the intersection of Rt. 28 and Meetinghouse Rd. (Rt. 137). While the Town prohibits work on roads during the summer season, work on the pump station is allowed as construction is off the road.
Following the bidding process C.C. Construction was awarded the Contract for Phase 1D-2A as the low bidder. Phase 1D-2A will extend gravity sewers along portions of Morton Road, Meetinghouse Rd, and Mill Hill Rd. in addition to construction of several wastewater pump stations.
Work on the pump station began with clearing of the site to allow access and material storage on a site with topographic challenges. C. C. Construction was able to schedule a site clearing subcontractor on relatively short notice, so the clearing took place prior to notice being provided to the community. The location is ideal for siting a pump station as it is a natural low point in the area allowing the wastewater to flow by gravity. Once the pump station is completed it will pump the wastewater in a force main to be located under the bike path to the Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) for treatment.
Work on affected roads or the Bike Path will not begin until after Labor Day.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this important project.