The project is currently in the design phase with construction expected to begin in 2024. Watch this webpage for updates to the schedule.
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In 2021, Lynchburg Water Resources conducted a city-wide review of its master plan for unsewered areas of Lynchburg. It was determined -- after reviewing estimated costs, assessment of need, neighborhood engagement, and other factors -- that Richland Hills presented the best opportunity to begin extending City sanitary sewer availability to more Lynchburg residents.
No. Homeowners who wish to remain on their septic systems do not have to hook up to City sewer.
Small-diameter waterlines in the neighborhood, found mostly on dead-end sections of roads, will be replaced with larger pipes. This will improve fire flow capacity to these homes. Stormwater improvements have also been identified. Culvert and storm piping will be upsized in areas where flooding has been observed. And ditch lines with erosion or poor drainage will be repaired.
This page will provide updates throughout the Richland Hills Sewer Extension project. You can also sign up to have project updates emailed to you. The signup form is available on this webpage.
If you have any questions about this project, you can contact Jason Snyder, Public Information Officer at Lynchburg Water Resources, by calling 434-455-4226 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.