Midcoast Solid Waste warns of disruptions next week

Posted April 11, 2014, at 7:43 a.m.

ROCKPORT, Maine — The manager of the Midcoast Solid Waste Corporation is warning users that there will be disruptions next week due to work being done on the grounds of its Union Street facility.

“The best possible option for the public would be to stay away for a week if at all possible. This would help us out immensely as this work will be performed in an already congested area,” manager Jim Guerra said.

There will be drilling rigs working on-site the week of April 14 that will complicate traffic flows and create delays, he said. The work will occur primarily in the recycling area which will be relocated, but bins should be available throughout the process.

This drilling is being done to determine the design and cost of installing a drainage system that would stop the flow of water from the north quarry into the south quarry. Once water enters the south quarry it has to be pumped and treated at the treatment plant — a significant cost, Guerra said.

The waste facility serves Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville and Hope.

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