Work continues to get funding for Milton Twp. sewer line project

Estimates to complete the project are now close to $8 million

A contamination advisory has been issued for Lake Milton due to high bacteria levels.

MILTON TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – Officials with the Mahoning County Sanitary Engineer’s Office hope to have funding in place to complete a sewer and water line project in Milton Township sometime next year.

Right now, about 150 homes on the southwest shore of the lake are still using outdated septic systems. Although engineers expect to see the U.S. Department of Agriculture pay the bulk of the cost, they haven’t stopped looking elsewhere for money.

“Any available sources that would qualify for a sewer and water project, that’s where we will pursue funding, and again, we’re looking for 2017 to be a year where we’ll really have direction for that project,” said Bill Coleman, of the Mahoning County Engineer’s Office.

Work to extend lines all the way around Lake Milton started back in 2005, and the northern end of the lake has already been completed. The rest of the project  has been held up by a lack of funding.

The estimates to complete the project are now close to $8 million.

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