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Urbanization: Engineer has some concerns over proposed housing developments in Ridgewood
Monday February 25, 2013, 1:54 PM
BY LAURA HERZOG
The Ridgewood News
If approved by the Ridgewood Planning Board, the four proposed multi-family housing developments for the Central Business District (CBD) may require the village to enhance sections of its sewage piping, officials said last week.
Village employees have reviewed the sewage conveyance capacity and analyzed each of the four proposals, according to Village Engineer Chris Rutishauser. If the proposals go through, some modifications may be necessary to better accommodate sewage flow at one or more locations, but the situation still needs “to be more carefully examined,” he said.
“This is our initial look at it. We haven’t done any flow analysis,” he noted at last week’s Planning Board meeting. “We just have a few sections of pipes we need to approve. Right now |we have concerns in certain |sections.”
Most of the current pipes are around 80 to 90 years old, he said, and have “done remarkably well.” But after a first look, pipe relining or pipe bursting may be necessary near the Ridgewood Station development proposal, Rutishauser said.