Due to a lack of funding to pay for construction improvements to the trunk sewer system on Hangtown Creek, an existing trunk sewer system in Cedar Ravine Creek will be relocated out of the creek and into the adjacent roadway on Cedar Ravine Street instead.
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This change was approved at the Jan. 11 meeting of the El Dorado County Water Agency.
Originally funding was to go towards relocating the Hangtown Creek trunk sewer line from Clay Street to Locust Street. However the city lacked funding to do the improvements at this time which were projected to cost $120,000.
“Since Cedar Ravine Creek is a tributary to Hangtown Creek, the risk to regional water quality is the same with both trunk sewer systems,” wrote the city Public Works Department.
Using available funding will enable city to construct the improvements, thereby eliminating an existing threat to regional water quality.
The Cedar Ravine Creek project will cost $80,000 to $90,000. Design work will now begin, with construction taking place over the summer.