Woodward Avenue Sanitary Sewer Project

The City will provide new sanitary sewer service to a defined residential area that is currently served by on-lot home septic tank systems (HSTS). This project will extend existing sanitary sewers and provide a new residential sanitary service tap for 14 existing homes which are served by HSTS systems along Woodward Avenue. Inspection of existing storm sewers indicates sanitary discharge within this system.

The project site encompasses work along Woodward Avenue, from Brentnell Avenue to Sunbury Road (see accompanying map(PDF, 1MB)). Prior to construction activity, a public meeting will be held with area residents and the contractor. During construction, the contractor will be required to maintain local access for residents.

The project will be advertised for bid in 2017 and the City will issue the Notice to Proceed in 2018, pending final approval from OEPA.  The project is due to be completed in 2020. Existing traffic patterns on Woodward Avenue will be impacted and will be coordinated with Paving the Way.

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. 

Ohio EPA has issued a Final Finding of No Significant Impact(PDF, 1MB) for the City of Columbus, Department of Public Utilities’ Woodward Avenue Area Sanitary Sewer Project (WPCLF Loan Number CS390274-0224). 

If you have any questions concerning this construction contract, please contact Paul B. Roseberry, P.E. at (614) 645-3728 or email pbroseberry@columbus.gov.