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Posted on: June 28, 2021

2021 Cured-in-Place Pipe Projects

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The annual cured-in-place-pipe sewer lining projects will begin in several locations around town starting Tuesday, June 29. You may see trucks accessing sewer lines and notice steam rising from manhole covers.

The 2021 project areas include:

  • Dickens Avenue
  • Claflin/Denison
  • Denison/Hunting
  • Stewart Court
  • Grandview Terrance
  • Wildwood Lane
  • Brighton Road
  • South Evergreen
  • 1600 blk of Houston/Pierre alley
  • Amherst/Research
  • Bethany Drive
  • Highland Drive
  • Cherry Hill
  • Wildcat Ridge
  • Griffith Park
  • CICO PARK area

Background:

As sanitary sewers age, they deteriorate. Specifically, cracks appear, and joints separate. Infiltration of water from the ground through these cracks and joints creates external voids, accelerates structural deterioration, and can overload wastewater collection systems and the treatment plant.

In 1999, the City began a sewer rehabilitation program to correct this problem. The City uses a trenchless pipe rehabilitation technology known as pipe lining. The process rehabilitates and extends the useful life of sewer lines by installing a resin-infused tube into a deteriorated sewer line. This process results in a seamless, jointless "pipe-within-a-pipe" with a smooth, continuous inner surface.

The process is fast and cost-effective when compared to sewer replacement. Additionally, with this process, sewer line problems are solved without digging or significantly disrupting service to sewer customers.

Some temporary traffic disruption should be expected. We appreciate your patience.

For more information, including maps of the project areas, please read the May 4 Commission memo

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