The Ridgefield Board of Education is looking to see if there will be money left in this fiscal year's budget to replace a failing sewer line at the High School. The Ridgefield Press reports that $125,000 is needed for the planned re-sleeving project of the sewer pipe so it could start in June, rather than waiting for the money that was slated to be in the upcoming fiscal year's budget.
If the money is found, the project can start as soon as classes are out for the summer.
The published report says that over the past several years the cast iron pipe has eroded, but that it's been visually inspected via video camera. An inspection in October showed that it's dangerously close to a major collapse.