BATH – Imagine coming home and your street was disappearing, well this happened to residents that live on Ann Drive and Gary Lane. Mistaken for a sinkhole, a collapsed sewer main occurred last week in this Bath neighborhood.
“I wasn’t the first person there, there was a truck blocking the hole with hazards on it and police arrived shortly after,” said Micah Botke.
Botke was visiting his brother around 8 p.m. on March 27 when he noticed the big hole in the ground. Word got around fast about the collapsed sewer main to residents through social media.
Cindy Cronk, Bath Township Trustee, got the word out to residents through her Facebook page.
“There is a collapsed sewer main on the corner of Ann Drive and Gary Lane. At this time, the cause is unknown,” said Cronk on her Facebook post.
Due to the start of construction a day later certain parts of the street were closed. Tyler Allen who is a resident in the area found the closing of the street very inconvenient but was happy that they were moving fast with getting it repaired.
“I was shocked coming home and seeing this big hole in the ground but everything seemed under control,” said Allen. “The street being closed is kind of annoying but they have been keeping us updated so far.”
Residents that live close by were assured by Brad Gurski, Director of Operations of the Southern Clinton County Municipal Utility Authority, that their sewer service would still be working.
“The sewer main collapse will not affect the residents’ homes,” Gurski said. “We have been keeping the residents updated about any changes such as road closures and our time frame in getting this fixed.”
The Bath Township Offices and Southern Clinton County Municipal Utility Authority informed residents that the construction would take 3-4 days.