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Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Dec. 6, 2023

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Curtin Creek sewer project to get $1.6 million in funding

By , Columbian staff writer

Clark Regional Wastewater District will receive $1.6 million in state and federal grants for the construction of the Curtin Creek Septic Elimination Program.

The district will receive $800,000 from state and federal sources each through its partnership with U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Vancouver’s Democratic state Reps. Sharon Wylie and Monica Stonier.

“The district thanks Sen. Cantwell and state Reps. Wylie and Stonier for their efforts to secure these investments that will better this neighborhood, the environment and our community,” Norm Harker, president of the district’s board of commissioners, said in a press release Tuesday. “We will continue to pursue these opportunities to benefit other neighborhoods that have similar needs.”

The Curtin Creek project is near Northeast 88th Avenue and Northeast 102nd Street in the Sunnyside neighborhood. The project, which has a total cost of $2.25 million, will extend sewer service to 72 properties. The district will fund the remaining project costs with local funding.

According to the district, the properties are in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood with failing septic systems that are creating environmental concerns for homes and nearby waterways.

Property owners will save an average of $20,000 or more when connecting to public sewer, the press release said.

For questions about the Curtin Creek project or the septic elimination program, call Heath Henderson, engineering director, at 360-993-8815 or email hhenderson@crwwd.com.

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