Water, sewer upgrades in the works

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County Sanitary Engineer’s Office has almost $10 million worth of water and sewer system expansion and improvement projects on this year’s agenda, several of them designed to foster economic development and public health and safety.

Two of these projects, the Bailey Road waterline extension scheduled to go in service by Aug. 1 in North Jackson, and the Calla Road sanitary sewer extension scheduled for completion later this year in Beaver Township, are focused primarily on economic development, said Joseph V. Warino, sanitary engineer.

“It opens up all of the property that’s been sitting there idle,” Tom Presby, manager of business assistance projects for the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber, said of the North Jackson project. “There’s a lot of vacant land out in that area.”

The new 2,000-foot extension runs along Bailey Road from the previous terminus at Leonard Parkway to a point 600 feet beyond Silica Road.

For the complete story and a graphic on other projects, see Sunday's Vindicator and Vindy.com.  

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