YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Youngstown Board of Control took the first step in addressing the waste water issues in the city, especially those at Mill Creek Park.
The board approved plans and design upgrades Thursday to the city’s waste water treatment system. About $4 million dollars worth of work will be completed this summer.
It is all part of a 30-year and $148 million dollar partnership between the city and the Environmental Protection Agency to improve the system.
Plans for the project were expedited after the lakes at Mill Creek Park were closed this summer because of runoff problems.
“Really, there’s going to be a larger upgrade leading to more improvements that will taking place over the next 10 years at that facility, also leading up to the improvements at the Mill Creek Park interceptor that we had to deal with over the summertime,” Youngstown Mayor John McNally said.
McNally said, even though some work is beginning this summer, it won’t have an immediate impact on the Mill Creek water issue during heavy rains.