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Greater Augusta Utility District seeks permit for proposed work in the Kennebec River

USACE, New England District
Published July 21, 2021

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from the Greater Augusta Utility District for proposed work in the Kennebec River in Augusta, Maine.

The proposed work involves the replacement and rehabilitation of the Greater Augusta Utility District’s existing cast iron sanitary sewer siphons (pipelines) and the installation of a new water main and a new sewer siphon beyond the mean high-water line and buried below the bottom of the Kennebec River. The pipeline installations will be facilitated by the construction of a
temporary pile-supported construction trestle (work platform) extending beyond the mean high-water line from the west bank of the river, and the installation of up to eight individual temporary piles spanning the river. All temporary structures will be removed once the construction is complete.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is soliciting comments from members of the public; federal, state and local agencies; Indian Tribes; and other interested parties to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity. The comment period opened July 20.

The public notice with more detailed information is available for review on the District website at: https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/PublicNotices, file # NAE-2016-02286.

Public comments on this proposed work by the Greater Augusta Utility District should be forwarded no later than Aug. 19, 2021, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Attn: LeeAnn Neal, Regulatory Division, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 or by email to leeann.neal@usace.army.mil. Please reference file # NAE-2016-02286.

Bryan Purtell

Release no. 21-036