The office of the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner is administering an improvement project to the Evergreen-Farmington sanitary disposal system (EFSDS), named the “North Evergreen Interceptor -Wattles Road Linear Storage Project”. This particular project is for system improvements to the North Evergreen Interceptor (NEI) in Bloomfield Township and Troy. The project consists of approximately 3,500 feet of new 60” sanitary sewer to provide 0.51 million gallons of storage and will be located along Wattles Road and run both east and west of Adams Road. Smaller diameter piping connecting to the existing NEI sewer will also be installed along Chestnut Hill Court in the Troy and Burnley Drive in Bloomfield Township.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality ordered the project through Administrative Consent Decree (ACO) in an effort to reduce sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) during wet weather. The project is one of several that will ultimately provide linear pipe storage, parallel relief and storage, tank storage and pump station upgrades for the NEI communities. The NEI serves portions of the City of Auburn Hills, City of Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township and City of Troy. Without these types of improvements, SSOs can cause pollution, environmental damage, flooding and health concerns.
Construction of the project began last Monday, January 4, 2016. To facilitate the work, Wattles Road is closed to thru traffic within the construction zone between Kirkaldy Road in Bloomfield Township and the Rouge River culvert in Troy. Adams Road will remain open to thru traffic. Access to homes on Wattles and Chestnut Hill Court within the construction zone will be only from Adams Road. Upon completion of the project, tree removal is expected to be minimal, roads and driveways will be repaved, and landscaping will be restored.
“This is another example of our dedication to continued maintenance and improvement to our county infrastructure,” said Jim Nash, Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner. “We strive to create a sustainable future to allow for continued growth and prosperity for our region,” he added.