Photo courtesy of Rick Poppitz

Sewer construction at Gardner Lake has crews like this working in many spots simultaneously. The orange machine here is using a moil point attachment with a jack hammer action to break through a layer of rock. Work has been ongoing on a $9.1 million low pressure sewer system for Gardner Lake; the project will serve about 85 acres and 352 properties. The estimated length of the sewer line is about 30,000 feet. The proposed district consists of about 279 homes which are currently served by septic tanks, according to Johnson County Wastewater’s website. Construction is expected to last for about 18 months, or until March 2017. The area served is between approximately 151st and 162nd streets at Gardner Road.