Middletown sewer line repair bill comes in at over $1 million

11:43 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Middletown
Middletown City Council on May 16 approved an emergency ordinance to fund repairs to a portion of the city’s north interceptor sewer line that collapsed. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

A sewer line repair project has cost the city of Middletown more than $1 million.

City Council on Tuesday approved $163,000 for additional repair work performed on the city’s north interceptor sewer line, which is adjacent to South Main Street between 15th and 18th avenues.

The city previously awarded a $949,604 contract for the work.

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The repairs were needed to maintain flow in the sewer line and limit bypasses into the Great Miami River, which the line runs along, according to Scott Tadych, city public works director.

The additional repairs replaced 152 feet of 48-inch pipe that partially collapsed in mid-March near Windsor Avenue, about a half-mile from the original project.

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