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Urbanization: Engineer has some concerns over proposed housing developments in Ridgewood

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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
STAFF WRITER
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.
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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.

https://www.northjersey.com/news/193080521_Engineer_has_some_concerns_over_proposed_housing_developments_in_Ridgewood.html

4 thoughts on “Urbanization: Engineer has some concerns over proposed housing developments in Ridgewood

  1. Finally. Now can we look at water, roads, traffic (please don’t tell us that traffic will improve with 4 new apartment buildings), and school population (please don’t tell us that there will only be 6 additional kids in the schools).

  2. And I assume the Valley expansion, with presumably 2x the bathrooms to accomodate the private rooms will not add to the strain on the sewer system?

  3. More and more obvious that the town’s infrastructure can not support the 4 proposed developments.

  4. Sounds like the Ridgewood Projects will be full of crap.

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