City to transform sewage lagoon to wildlife habitat

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The City of Westfield has a unique plan for the sewage lagoon along the Midland Trace Trail behind the city services campus. The city is transforming the site into a wildlife habitat.

“Once it was determined the lagoon would be taken out of service, the city started to plan how to safely remove the sludge and remediate the lagoons,” Public Works Director Jeremy Lollar stated in a press release sent to Current. “Once the lagoons are properly cleaned, the area will turn in to an amenity for our citizens.”

The lagoon covers 18 acres and was a sewage plant since the 1960s. It was disconnected in 2016 by Citizens Energy Group because construction of a new sewage pumping system. Since then, Westfield has worked to dredge and safely dispose of the sludge.

The projected is expected to last a year. A wildlife habitat will then be constructed. The habitat will include a wetland and a fishing pond.


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