Sediment remediation is like a construction project on the water. It can involve large equipment, bright lights, and noise. Many projects even continue into the night and on weekends to speed up the process. Remediation will be inconvenient in the short-term, but a bit of patience results in a big payoff in the long-term.
Contact U.S. EPA project manager Heather Williams (312-886-5993) to help coordinate remediation with community events on the channel.
If the Upper Trenton Channel cleanup plan develops into a funded remediation project, short-term community disruptions will be listed here. For example, some areas on the water will not be accessible for days or weeks at a time. Once those targeted sediment areas are cleaned up, recreation in those areas can resume. If sediment is transported for disposal on land, truck routes will also be provided here.
If a funded remediation project develops, stay safe with these watercraft rules of the road:
- Stay at least 100 feet away from any barges, machinery, or monitoring equipment.
- Stay to the right of moving barges and tugs.
- Do not pass moving barges or tugs. Pass stationary barges or tugs in a single file line with no wake.
- Move to the far side of the navigation channel and stop motion while barges or tugs pass.
- Do not stop near a barge or tug for any reason.