This is part of the annual program to maintain aging water and sewer infrastructure. Generally, water mains that are over 60 years old and have a history of breaks or leaks are prioritized for replacement, and sewer repairs are then coordinated in those areas. The 2022 Project includes the replacement of approximately 6,000 linear feet of water mains and 2,100 linear feet of water service laterals. Approximately 3,075 linear feet of new sanitary sewer main, 9 new manholes and 60 new sewer service laterals will also be installed. The sewer work is replacing sewer pipe that is over 120-years old and has significant fractures and slope deficiencies. The new deeper sewer represents the final phase of a 3-phase sewer capacity reallocation project meant to lessen downtown flows transferred to the Beamer Trunk Sewer and alleviate maintenance frequency in an area of the City prone to sewer blockages.
The 2022 Project includes water and sewer replacement on the following streets:
•Pendegast Street, from McKinley Avenue to Fourth Street
•Elm Street, from Pendegast Street to Cross Street
•College Street, from Bartlett Avenue to Pendegast Street
•Fourth Street, from Gum Avenue to Pendegast Street