The city's portion of the Weston Woods sanitary sewer line extension is just about complete, according to Mayor Lynn McGill.
He noted Service Director John Trew recently sent a letter to Weston Woods property owners outlining the procedures they have to follow to connect to the main sewer line.
"We will notify each homeowner when the system meets final testing requirements and connections can be made," Trew wrote. "We anticipate this to be in the latter part of July or August."
Residents will have to hire a contractor to install a 6-inch lateral from their homes to the main line. The contractors must be licensed by the city.
Residents can have their abandoned septic tanks pumped by Supeck Septic Services with the city picking up the tab. The contractor which installs the lateral then will fill the septic tank.
Trew wrote the city is waiving the sewer utilization fee of $6,161 to existing homeowners who abandon their septic systems.
When the tanks are abandoned and filled, residents must inform the Portage County Health Department by calling 330-296-9919.
Trew said a city inspector will be available to help the contractor locate the depth of the connection zone on each property. He said residents who have questions can call him at 330-995-9116.
Meanwhile, the mayor said storm sewer work in the Highlands and Summerhill-Acadia Point are complete, while the Leighton School-Four Seasons-Walden and Sheldon Park projects have started.
McGill said the eastern portion of the zone will be done first, including Leigh-ton School and the Williamson property. He added the Geauga Lake area sanitary sewer repair project also is under way, and the Geauga Lake watershed study is being performed by EMHT Engineers.