New Albany expanding underground storage to contain sewage overflow

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) -- A major sewer project in New Albany is moving forward. 

Crews broke ground at the corner of Charlestown Road and Silver Street Wednesday as part of the multi-million dollar sewer infrastructure improvement package. 

The goal is to get rid of unsanitary sewer overflows during heavy rains. 

Crews will be installing underground storage basins that can hold hold the overflowing sewage until it can be be pumped out.

"It's a small amount of construction inconvenience that goes on in the streets, but the progress and the success of the projects will be well worth it," said Ed Wilkinson with the New Albany Sewer Board. 

City leaders hope the project will be finished by this fall.

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