From Sept. 3 - 6, the intersection of Belmar Boulevard and Lake Road will be closed as construction crews begin building a dedicated sanitary sewer in the Belmar neighborhood.
The Belmar basin sewer separation project, a Keep Lake Erie Clean project undertaken by Avon Lake Municipal Utilities and The City of Avon Lake, will give nearly 200 homes in this north Avon Lake neighborhood access to separate sewers, instead of a single, combined sewer. (The current combined sewer overflows in times of heavy rain, sending untreated wastewater into Lake Erie.)
After project completion, the original combined sewer will serve as a storm water-only line, sending all contents into Lake Erie. Homeowners will then need to separate their home’s clean and dirty water before sending it into the respective sewers, as most Avon Lake homes already do.
This project will help save Lake Erie from tons of Avon Lake wastewater surcharges annually, as well as save Avon Lake from EPA pollution fines.
During this intersection closure, Lake Road drivers will use a Curtis/Electric/Moore bypass route. After that, the construction crews will make their way south on Belmar (then east and west on Electric) as the project continues.
The 14-month Belmar sewer separation project began with the construction of new water lines on Redwood, Artsdale and Curtis, and should be complete in fall of 2014.
Homeowners in this and future sewer separation neighborhoods should call Avon Lake Municipal Utilities at 440-933-6226 for a free inspection to see what, if anything, needs to be done to get their water going to the right places.
Information provided by Avon Lake Municipal Utilities
Going to Troy? Use the Canterbury Road entrance accessible from both Belmar Boulevard south (off Walker) and Moore Road. (Belmar and Redwood access routes are closed to thru traffic for the duration of the project.)