CSO Separation /Orleans and Nicholson
The CSO Separation /Orleans and Nicholson project is complete. Sewer Separation is the conversion of a combined sewer system into separate storm and sanitary sewage collection systems. Complete citywide sewer separation is extremely expensive and would involve extensive construction, public and service disruptions. However, selected Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) basins can be completely separated in a cost-effective manner, typically in CSO areas of less than 200 acres. The separation of Orleans and Nicholson Street project is Special Order Number 8. The separate sanitary sewers were installed in Orleans Street, east of the railroad bridge to Williamsburg Road. The existing combined sewer will remain to convey storm water to the James River. The completion of this project will help reduce sanitary overflow into the James River. $294,2426 in Recovery Act funds were used to complete this project.