Byesville receives $ 1.4 million loan for Guernsey power plant sewer project
Power plant developers to reimburse village for $ 2.7 million sewerage project
BYESVILLE – The Ohio Water Development Authority has granted the village of Byesville a low interest loan of $ 1.4 million for the completion of Phase II of the Guernsey Power Plant Sewer Extension Project .
The 20-year 1.28% loan will cover the cost of constructing 11,200 feet of main force line from Seneca Lane along Marietta Road to the lift station at the intersection of Marietta and Lucasburg Roads.
The actual cost of the project for Phase II is estimated at $ 875,000, according to Byesville Village Administrator Brennan Dudley.
“This is a village project, but we will be reimbursed for the extension by the developers of the plant,” said Dudley. “It will not cost the village or our people money.”
Phase II of the sewer extension project is expected to begin by the end of February. The entrepreneur is the Cadiz border patrol.
The total cost of the project is estimated at $ 2.7 million.
Dudley said 22,000 feet of new pipe will be installed over the three phases of the project.
Phase I was completed by Precise Boring of Ohio late last year at a cost of over $ 200,000. The work included the construction of a sewer line from the power plant along Seneca Lane to Marietta Road (Ohio 821).
Work on Phases II and III will be carried out simultaneously, according to Dudley.
Phase III will be a second line from the lift station north along Country Club Road to Pioneer Road where it will continue to the village. The line will cross Southgate Road (Ohio 209) and terminate at the Hope Avenue sewage treatment plant in Byesville.
The estimated cost for Phase III is $ 1.6 million and the contractor is Mr. Campbell Contracting, LLC, of Stow.
Phases II and III are expected to be completed in June.
“This project is a great example of a partnership between public and private groups that serves to develop the community,” said Dudley, who directly oversees the village’s water, sewer and road services.
“And, it’s good that we can work together to make this project happen.”
Guernsey’s power station is expected to produce 1,650 megawatts of electricity, enough to power around 1.5 million homes.
Unlike traditional power plants in the region, Guernsey’s power station will be fueled by natural gas – now abundant locally due to outlets in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations.
When completed, the plant will employ 25 people in highly skilled full-time positions.
In total, the Ohio Water Development Authority has provided $ 38 million in low-interest loans and grants to many communities in Ohio to improve sanitation and drinking water infrastructure and improve water quality for Ohioans.
For the month of January, the authority has funded 14 projects that will replace aging infrastructure, increase the capacity of treatment plants, expand service areas like in Byesville and install technology for better water quality.