Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Proposed New River Rouge Outfall, Public Hearing Scheduled for June 22

More than 2 years after it terminated the $299 million Detroit River Outfall  Contract No. 2 (DRO2), Contract PC-771, and more than 12 years after its first attempt under Contract PC-709, DWSD is introducing a scaled-down version of the outfall project.  (Third time's a charm?)

This time, instead of a 24' diameter x 6,200 foot tunnel, the Department plans to construct a 2,500 foot long shallow conduit comprised of two rectangular channels with dimensions of 24' wide x 14' deep. RRO-2 will maintain the same design capacity: 1,000 million gallons per day (mgd). The current engineering estimate for RRO-2 is $182 million. DWDS will be seeking funding assistance through the State Revolving Fund (SRF).  

The Department will hold a Public Hearing on June 22, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. for the new Rouge River Outfall (RRO-2) project. The meeting will be held at the Water Board Building, 735 Randolph, 5th Flr., Detroit, MI. For more information, click here

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