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DTC receives approval for sanitary and stormwater separation system

Jason Bauserman
Contributing Writer
The Durbin Town Council received very good news at its regular meeting October 8.

After 10 years, the town finally received approval for a new sanitary and stormwater separation system. 

The letter was received from the West Virginia Office of  Environmental Health Services and was dated September 26. 

The letter states: “The Town of Durbin is hereby granted approval to: install approximately 15,850 LF of 8” sanitary sewer line; 86 manholes, 4,092 LF of 12” and 1,246 LF of 18” stormwater line; 38 drop inlets, and all necessary appurtenances.”

The last line of the letter set a timeline, stating: “Sewage permits become null and void if no construction is started one (1) year after the permit date of issuance.”  

The approval letter is displayed in the front window of the Durbin Town Hall.

Mayor Mike Vance ask-ed council to meet in a special work session to look over the blueprints. 

Councilman Mark Smith noted that the next step would be to advertise for bids.

The cost of the project is around $3 million, a majority of which will come from grants.

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