Brimfield Area Sanitary System Repair Project

This project will remove and replace sections of an existing 10-inch mainline and 8-inch branch sanitary sewer system that has settled due to poor sewer sub-grade. The settlement has created major sags that hold standing water and caused sanitary Water in Basement occurrences.

The sags require the City of Columbus to perform a weekly Essential Preventative Maintenance (EPM) operation estimated to cost $15,000 annually. The City’s EPM operational cost will be eliminated once the proposed sanitary sewer improvements are constructed.

The project area is generally bounded by: Brimfield Road on South, Beechcroft Road on East, Tamarack Blvd. on West and Forest Village Lane on North. View the project area map(PDF, 305KB).

The project includes removing and replacing approximately 353 LF of existing 8-10 inch sanitary sewer, manholes and bedding. The sanitary sewer pipe and manholes will be supported on reinforced concrete grade beams and pads. All grade beams and pads will be supported by helical anchors drilled deep into the soil.

Pending final approval from OEPA, construction will start in early 2021 and be completed in the forth quarter of 2021.

Financing for this project is being provided by a below-market rate loan obtained through the OEPA’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) and the debt is being serviced through the City of Columbus sanitary sewer user fees.

The Ohio EPA has completed a Limited Environmental Review (LER) for this project. View the LER(PDF, 486KB) and the letter of "Notice of Issuance of a Limited Environmental Review and Final Finding of No Significant Impact to All Interested Citizens, Organizations and Government Agencies.

Questions regarding this project should be directed to Gregory R. Barden, P.E. at (614) 645-1953 or email