Sewer project to help Purple Cat expand

purple cat youngstown, ohio sewer expansion project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A sanitary sewer system expansion could help with development in Coitsville Township.

Crews broke ground Monday morning for the project along U.S. Route 422. The project extends close to 3,000 feet of publicly owned sewer lines on U.S.422.

The Purple Cat, which works with disabled and disadvantaged community members, will be able to tap into the line instead of using a septic system.

“Septic systems are not good for the environment, they are kind of archaic in some ways. If there was a way, we knew exactly where the waste water lines ran on 422 and it was not that far away, but believe it or not, it is $400,000 away,” Mahoning County Commissioenr Anthony Traficanti said. “People along this corridor have been wanting sewer for many years and we were able to do that between local match money and state money.”

The price tag on the project is close to $600,000. Purple Cat chipped in $40,000.

Coitsville Township hopes having sewer lines might attract business to Route 422. Businesses along this stretch of 422 can tie into the sewer lines for a fee.

Purple Cat administrators said the sewer project will help the business add 15 new jobs and a brand new camping area with 12 cabins, a swimming pool, shower house and mess hall.

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