South Norfolk residents get first look at sewer-extension project

NORFOLK - Residents of an area south of Norfolk got a first look last (Tuesday) night at the possible route for the extension of sanitary sewer lines.  Norfolk Public Works Director Dennis Smith says the plan is to extend the city’s sanitary sewer system south of the Elkhorn River.  Smith says the idea has been discussed for many years, but is being accelerated to provide sanitary sewer service for the Covidien plant. He says the price tag is about $2 million, and Covidien has offered to pay $250,000 above its special assessment to fund the project.  Smith says the engineering firm Black and Veatch will continue to work on the design through the winter, with bids let next spring or early summer, and completion sometime in 2015.