Bay Village, Ohio, begins sewer testing to improve system

(UI) — The City of Bay Village has started a sewer system testing project to evaluate its sewer collection system. Duke’s Root Control, Inc. has been contracted to carry out the testing in six areas selected based on historical data, recent surveys, and the Ohio EPA's work with the Rocky River Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Testing activities are scheduled from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. All staff and equipment will display the Duke’s logo. Communication with residents in the testing areas will be managed through door hanger notices.

The project is divided into three phases. The first phase, smoke testing of the public sewer collection system, has already been completed for 2024. The second phase, public sewer dye testing, began in March and will continue through the fall. This phase uses non-toxic fluorescent dye to identify where stormwater may be entering and overloading the sanitary system. The dyes, which are safe for humans, pets, and the environment, may be visible in local ditches and streams.

The third phase will involve dye testing of private sewer systems. This phase will follow the completion of smoke testing and will focus on properties identified as having potential issues. Duke’s will introduce dyed water into downspouts, yard drains, and sump pumps to simulate rainfall and identify system deficiencies. Homeowners will receive advance notification by mail if their property is included in this phase and will be contacted again via door hanger with detailed instructions.

Testing is set to begin in July and continue for the remainder of 2024. Once the testing is complete and the data reviewed, the City of Bay Village Building Department will inform residents by mail if sewer improvements are necessary.

All data from the testing phases will be reviewed by Chagrin Valley Engineering (CVE). Based on the results, recommendations for further improvements to the sanitary and storm collection systems will be developed to help reduce flooding events.

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