Brown City schools to have wastewater study done

(BROWN CITY) – Spicer Group has completed an initial analysis for Brown City schools to determine ways to avoid sewer backups and service interruption during heavy rain/snowmelt situations.

The report was presented by Spicer to Superintendent Neil Kohler, DPW Foreman Phil Bartle and Brown City Manager Clint Holmes earlier this month.

Officials say several potential courses of action were discussed. The engineer said in order to identify the most effective course of action, more data is required.

Specifically, that a system of temporary flow meters be installed at strategic points throughout the wastewater system to determine more definitively where flow constraints may be located and to identify the optimum storage capacity necessary during high rain/snow melt events.

The flow meters should be emplaced as soon as possible and monitored through May. Council agreed to proceed with the flow meter study and to authorize Spicer Group to install, monitor and write a report based on the flow meters results with the study not to exceed $30,000