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Emergency repairs OK'd for village sewer system

The Akron Village Board on Monday authorized emergency repairs to the sewer system that would alleviate in-flow problems at the village's wastewater treatment plant on Lewis Road.

The board discussed at length concerns about sewer main lines in the village and voted unanimously to begin work on five areas, where problems have been identified.

Trustee E. Peter Forrestel, called for an emergency resolution, citing a list of problems within the village's wastewater collection system. He emphasized the repairs must be made as "promptly as possible."

He also said there are other areas where problems have been identified.

"All these areas are considered to be of an emergency nature," he said. "We don't want to go through the winter without having them repaired."

Emergency repairs on several main lines at Crescent, East and Flint avenues, as well as Front Street and Lewis Road, with costs of up to $50,000, would be covered under a state sewer grant. Officials have said the repairs could be incorporated into capital sewer line reconstruction projects in coming years.

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