The owner of Pine Lake RV Resort & Cottages in Sturbridge, Mass., has offered to spend $2.43 million to run a six-inch main down Route 15 and connect the RV park to the town sewer system, according to telegram.com.
Town Administrator Jeffrey K. Bridges Jr. presented the proposal from Philip Moreau, owner of the RV park, to the Board of Selectmen in early September.
“It would be a public sewer with six-inch capacity if the town wants to engage in that kind of agreement with the developer,” Bridges said. “I’m in support of it.”
Bridges said engineering consultants for Tighe & Bond agree with Moreau’s assessment of daily flow and that it would cost $2.4 million or more to connect a six-inch main from the town’s wastewater treatment plant down the Route 15 Special Use District to the RV park.
The RV park at 30 River Road has 300 RV sites, and anticipated daily sewage flow is 17,000 to 30,000 gallons a day, depending on the season and the occupancy, Bridges said.
“These are RVs. They’re not single-family homes. There’re generally two people in them,” Bridges said. “You’re not talking about massive flow.”
Bridges said the original plan for the Route 15 Special Use District was an eight-inch main. Down the road, if and when the town increases capacity, Tighe & Bond can reroute some of the other flow down some of the other lines. So the six-inch main will be sufficient, he said.
Because there are few connections on a six-inch main, there will be an odor control apparatus as part of the build, Bridges said.
Bridges said the town can anticipate that Moreau’s tie-on and user fees would be put toward the expense to build the infrastructure to get the sewer to the RV park.
In addition, all the engineering costs and all the inspection costs would be the responsibility of Moreau, the RV park owner, Bridges said.
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