Wheeling’s Storm Water Separation Project is moving into Phase III, the first part of which will cost about $10 million and fix up streets like Edgewood Street in Woodsdale and some parts of Wheeling Island.
It is expected to last about 4 years.
The projects goals are to prevent a lot of localized basement flooding in homes, and keep storm water away from sanitary sewers. That way, sewer water can go to a wastewater plant, while storm water heads elsewhere.
Wheeling City Manager Bob Herron said they have already completed a lot of work, specifically in the downtown area, but still have 30 or 40 more spots work on.