City of Akron - Forge Field Storage Basin (CSO Rack 14)

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Independence Construction
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City of Akron
Osborn Engineering

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The primary component of this project was a 2.0 MGal combined sewer overflow structure basin on the north side of the Little Cuyahoga River, across from the existing Rack 14 facility. The basin is equipped with a combination manual and automated flushing/washdown system.

Financed jointly between the City of Akron, the US EPA, and the Ohio EPA, the project is a key element in an $800 million, multi-year initiative to improve Akron's sewer system by achieving zero untreated overflows in a typical year and improving water quality in nearby streams and rivers.

Project scope also included:

  • 140' truss pipe bridge
  • Operations building
  • Site lighting, fencing, and site utilities
  • Cleaning and lining the existing 15-inch and 48-inch combined sewer

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