Sewage overflow work to begin in Mill Creek Park this week

Work is expected to begin in Mill Creek Park this week as part of an effort to eliminate sewage overflows that spilled into the park, contaminating the water.

Crews will begin site work on Monday, June 17, throughout the northern section of the park.

This phase of work is expected to last three to four weeks, according the a Facebook post made by the park.

Youngstown City Council recently designated $4.8 million in ARP funds to start designing an updated sewer system that will prevent waters in the park from becoming contaminated with sewage.

MS Consultants has been contracted to design and construct the system that will divert wastewater flow away from the park’s water channels.

It was previously reported that rain is the main cause of the overflows impacting the parks.

“Anytime you had a heavy rain event or significant rain event, within 24 to 48 hours you [would] find elevated E.coli levels within those stream systems,” Ryan Tekac, Mahoning County Public Health commissioner previously told 21 news.

Park drives and facilities will be open during the work.

Read the original article at WFMJ.