A $2 million sewage and wastewater project was approved by Wheeling City Council members yesterday evening.

The project is the third phase in the city’s comprehensive plan to separate sewage and storm water.

Right now, city leaders say that during periods of heavy rain diluted sewage overflows into Wheeling Creek and the Ohio River.

With projects like these Wheeling City Manager Robert Herron hopes to have all sewage overflows eliminated within the next 20 years. The project will begin immediately.

Herron also said that he anticipated another $5 million sewage project to be presented to city council within the next several months.