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9/2/2016 - The City of Bangor Announces Sunny Hollow Pond Rehabilitation Project

Bangor, Maine - The City of Bangor is excited to announce plans to rehabilitate a dysfunctional stormwater pond in the Capehart Brook watershed. The stormwater detention pond located at the corner of Sunny Hollow Lane and Ohio St. has long been in disrepair. The City has been working with a consultant to design a new pond which will improve surface water quality. A competitive bidding process resulted in awarding a contract to construct the pond to Eastwood Contractors of Brewer; Eastwood plans on breaking ground next week.

 

Capehart Brook is listed as an urban impaired stream by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. The Sunny Hollow Pond serves the Sunny Hollow and Yankee Ave neighborhoods. When construction is complete, this large drainage area will soon have lower peak flows, higher dissolved oxygen, reduced pollutant export, and lower temperatures. All of these improvements will serve to improve the habitat in Capehart Brook.

This project is funded in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act as well as by the City of Bangor’s stormwater utility. For more information on this project, Capehart Brook, or the stormwater utility, please contact Richard May in the City’s Engineering department at 992-4243 or richard.may@bangormaine.gov.