What is the Lakewood Interceptor Tunnel?
The Lakewood Interceptor Tunnel, pictured right, could be considered the backbone of our community’s wastewater treatment system. More than 3.5 miles long—approximately 19,000 feet—it collects wastewater from about 77% of the city and sends it to the Lakewood Wastewater Treatment Plant. With some sections of the more than 42-inch-wide tunnel more than 100 years old, it has served our community well beyond its useful life. Now it is time for major rehabilitation work to ensure it can perform at a high level for the next hundred years.