The project replaced 1,650 linear feet of 8-inch diameter sanitary sewer along Washington Street in Brighton. It was the second phase of the rehabilitation of the Brighton sewer system.

Much of Brighton’s sanitary sewer system consists of deteriorated clay pipe constructed in approximately 1915. Numerous defects, such as cracked pipes and broken or missing pieces of pipes, were found throughout the system, which were inspected in 2001. The identified defects increase the inflow and infiltration into the sanitary sewer or reduce the capacity of the sewers to carry wastewater.

The City of Brighton selected French-Reneker-Associates to prepare a preliminary engineering report to recommend improvements to its wastewater treatment and collection system. French-Reneker-Associates assisted the city in making an application for an IJOBS grant. The estimated $590,000 project is being funded by a $205,000 IJOBS grant and State Revolving Fund (SRF) loans.