This summer we are constructing three detention basins. We have secured a DNR grant to cover 50% of the costs. The purpose of the ponds is to detain and clean the water before it moves on to Cravath and Tripp Lake as well as a wetland area. As of today, August 18, the pond at the southeast corner of Bloomingfield Avenue and Tratt Street is completed.
James Street/Fremont Street Basin: The basin is complete. The only remaining work is stormsewer construction, which is currently underway. A portion of Fremont Street, south of the railroad tracks will be closed during this work.
East Clay Street Basin: This basin will be filled with water very soon and will allow suspended solids in the water to settle out before the water is released into the lake.