Monday night, Fairfield City Engineer and Project Works Director Melanie Carlson provided the city council with an update on STEP 3 of the city’s Grease Lightning Lift Station project. According to Carlson, progress continues on the building’s structure and Woodruff Construction hopes to enclose the building before colder weather hits. Work over the last month included pouring the remaining footings and foundation walls, placing precast walls, and placing slabs.
The project includes increasing the station’s capacity, installing 4 new submersible pumps, generator installation, construction of a new lift station building, and minor utility work. If Woodruff Construction stays on schedule, construction should be completed by December 1st of next year.
Also at the meeting, Carlson announced that she has delivered Fairfield’s bi-annual report to the Environmental Protection Agency. Back in 2017, Fairfield was ordered by the EPA to upgrade its sanitary sewer system and has since made great strides in doing so. The upgrades include the improvements to the Grease Lightning Lift Station, its forcemain, and making improvements to the city’s collection system. There have been no sanitary sewer overflows in the past 6 months and no sanitary sewer overflows on the east side of the community since STEP 2 was commissioned.