The City of Columbia Sewer Utility is holding an interested parties meeting Thursday, June 6 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1C in City Hall, 701 E. Broadway, to discuss the upcoming private common collector elimination (PCCE) 27 sewer project located near Grace Ellen Drive. Information and diagrams showing the proposed project will be available for public review and City staff will be present to answer questions.
The purpose of this meeting is to present the plan for disconnecting properties from the private common collector in the area, constructing a new public sewer and connecting these property laterals into the new system. The City will have a better idea of the project schedule after the meeting.
Private common collectors are major sources of inflow and infiltration of stormwater into the sewer system. By replacing the outdated, private sewer and connecting these properties into the publicly maintained sewer, the City can reduce the occurrence of backups and overflows.