RACINE — Saturday marked the dedication of a project many years in the making.
The Syracuse-Racine Regional Sewer District officially dedicated the nearly $5.3 million dollar project which included renovations and upgrades at the sewer plant and the extension to the Tackerville area.
This was the first significant upgrade or extension since 1981.
Funding for the project was from the USDA-Rural Development grant, $2,692,000; USDA-Rural Development low interest loan, $1,747,000; CDBG funds through the Meigs County Commissioners, $500,000; Appalachian Regional Commission grant, $250,000; Ohio Public Works Commission Loan Assistance, $99,0000.
A plaque placed at the sewer plant during the dedication reads:
This plaque is dedicated in memory of Former Board President Hilton Wolfe, Jr. in appreciation for his dedication and distinguished service to the Syracuse Racine Regional Sewer District. Mr. Wolfe’s leadership made this sewer project possible.
Included in the project were, inspection and rehabilitation of manholes as needed throughout the system; rehabilitation of all original pump stations in the system; rehabilitation of the wastewater treatment plant, which included installation of new U.V. disinfection equipment, aeration equipment, SCADA and rehabilitation of the oxidation ditches; construction of a sewer extension to serve residents in the Tackerville and Bashan Road areas.