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Hampton Manor sewer project continues

Winchester Municipal Utilities General Manager Mike Flynn says progress is picking up on the Hampton Manor sewer project that began in the spring.

“We’ve installed several hundred feet of pipe now,” Flynn said.

The project includes the installation of 3,158 feet of 24-inch, gravity fed sewer line, 36 feet of 12-inch line, 117 feet of 8-inch line and 250 feet of 6-inch line.

The goal of the project is to eliminate two sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) identified in a consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Twenty-seven SSOs were initially identified in the decree. Of those identified, 19 have already been eliminated by WMU projects, Flynn said. After the completion of the Hampton Manor project, only six SSOs will remain.

The project has a construction project deadline of July 31, 2019.