Sewer Project Gets Go-Ahead

By Sondra Murphy

While other agencies struggle over funding infrastructure maintenance and repairs, Ojai Valley Sanitary District is quietly improving its system. The OVSD board of directors held a special meeting Monday, where they voted unanimously to give the project a green light. They received the final declaration of negative impact in preparation for construction of the Ventura Avenue sewer system improvements project. The purpose of the $3 million project is to improve the efficiency and reliability of the waste water collection and transportation systems, as well as to meet the needs of planned growth in the area. Project components include replacement of the Orchard lift station, the abandonment and demolition of the Petrochem lift station, construction of a new gravity sewer pipeline to transport waste water flows formerly handled by the Petrochem and Orchard lift stations, construction of a new force main waste water pipeline to transport water from the new Orchard lift station to

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