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Sewer project OK'd, moves to council

FORT WAYNE – The Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved agreements to connect nearly 500 homes with failed or failing septic systems to sanitary sewers.

A $7.2 million project with the Allen County Regional Water and Sewer District will install nine miles of sewer north of Union Chapel Road between Interstate 69 and Coldwater Road, connecting 356 homes. The city of Fort Wayne will pay about $1.9 million toward the cost, which also includes an upgraded interceptor sewer that was needed in the area.

A separate $1.6 million project in the area of Wheelock and Flutter roads will connect 113 properties to sewers.

Officials said that with City Council approval and closing of the state financing for the project, construction work could begin Jan. 1.

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