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Pipe Installation Work Almost Done For Los Osos Sewer Project

By Christian Hartnett, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Reporter,
Published On: Mar 05 2014 07:05:59 PM CST
Updated On: Mar 05 2014 02:00:00 AM CST
LOS OSOS, Calif. -

Los Osos continues to be filled with all sorts of construction. It's related to the installation of piping for the long-discussed sewer project. County officials now say that work is winding down.

Long-time Los Osos homeowner Dean Sullivan knows all about the constant stream of road work being done in his neighborhood.

"Every once in a while it kind of gets to you," said Sullivan. "When the jackhammering stops, it's one of those sighs of relief."

This morning, he was greeted by the sound of a jackhammer right outside his house. The work being done on 10th Street involves adding a fix to existing piping for the future Los Osos sewer project. While not his preferred soundtrack in the morning, Sullivan says he puts up with it.

"It's a drag, but it's the reality," said Sullivan. "It's a long project, it's a big one. We just have to deal with it."

While Los Osos residents have been dealing with never-ending road detours and road obstructions, according to San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson that will soon be a thing of the past.

"We know it's been quite chaotic out there from day-to-day, a lot of inconvenience, but you're going to see that project winding down here in the next couple months," said Gibson.

The piping installation for the sewer project involves 45 miles of piping underneath the streets. All work involving the pipe system is expected to be finished by this July.

The long-discussed project will replace the currently used septic systems that are polluting the bay. It has a price tag around $183 million, which homeowners will foot a portion of the bill for at $750 a year until 2017. That's when the average single family household will pay around $165 a month, nearly $2,000 each year.

"We're well aware of the financial burden this poses to a lot of folks," said Gibson. "We're going to do the best we can to lower the overall cost to those residents."

The county is currently exploring options for homeowners that would give some financial assistance for low-income households.


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