Members of the Carlsbad City Council are listing the rebuilding of one of the city’s sewer lift stations as their top priority for state funding in the new fiscal year.
The Bataan Sanitary Sewer Lift Station is located in the 300 block of Greene Street and is one of a dozen such stations serving the city’s overall sewer system.
As with other such facilities, the lift station, as managed and operated by the city’s wastewater and sewer department, is designed to move wastewater from a lower elevation to a higher one.
One of the oldest lift stations in the city, it was named, as are many other public facilities in Carlsbad, in honor of area veterans who served, and many of whom died, in the infamous Bataan Death March during World War II.
The city has for several years wanted to upgrade the facility, which was extensively renovated in the early 1980s.
The project, which would also see the upgrading of an associated sewer force main line, is expected to cost around $1.5 million to complete.
By Garry Boulard