The City of Ely has been moving forward with several projects which will improve service to its citizens. One of those projects is extending a sewer line for residents along Cedar Street. For over 30 years, there has been a chronic problem of inadequate sewer service for those residents resulting from too many lines connected to a lateral line rather than to the City’s main sewer line. The City Council in an earlier action voted to make this a priority project.

Mayor Melody Van Camp commented, “This issue has been ongoing for so long, the Council took action. This should resolve the problem and provide better service for the residents.”

While Cedar Street is a relatively small but important project, the City recently completed the Avenue C Water Main Upgrade Project which involved installation of about 3,000 feet of water lines from the golf course well to 15th street. The purpose of the project was to alleviate substandard water flows in the northeast section of the city which could be a problem should there be future high demands for water such as a large fire. This project was identified by the City Council last year as critical to the City’s overall infrastructure and resulted in a final cost of $280,000.

Courtesy photo From L. to R., City Councilmember Bruce Setterstrom, Mayor Melody Van Camp, City Councilmembers Jolene Gardner and Pat Robison stand near the construction trench on Cedar Street where the City’s main sewer line is being extended solving a long-time issue with service for the residents.

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From L. to R., City Councilmember Bruce Setterstrom, Mayor Melody Van Camp, City Councilmembers Jolene Gardner and Pat Robison stand near the construction trench on Cedar Street where the City’s main sewer line is being extended solving a long-time issue with service for the residents.