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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Residents will see steam coming from equipment and manholes when Sanitary Sewer Slip Lining occurs

Group of Sewer Maintenance Employees

Sewer Slip Lining to Occur on Jamestown Streets

The BPU announces that sanitary sewer slip lining will take place on several City streets this summer.  Streets on which slip lining will occur include:

Baker from Newland to Barrett

Barrett from McKinley to Hazeltine

Camp from Roland to Collins & Sanford

Collins from Camp to E. Virginia

Delevan, Indiana, Connecticut & Pennsylvania from Baker to City View

Forest from South to Wilton

Hallock from Newland to West Third

Highland from Summit to Pershing

Kenmore & Widrig from Hallock to McDaniel

Newland from Baker to City View

Newland from Huxley to Hallock

Sanford from Laura & English to Camp Street

South from Forest to Jackson

Trenton from Newland to Norton

Valleyview from Hebner to Collins

Whitehill, line in park/school yard.

The job will cover 5.7 miles of sanitary sewer lines.

Kenyon Pipeline Inspection LLC of Queensbury, NY, will do the work.  A NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation grant will pay for twenty-five percent or approximately $230,000 with the BPU funding the erst.

Slip-ling is a method of "trenchless rehabilitation" of existing sewer lines, to repair leaks or restore structural stability to an existing pipeline, at a significant reduced cost.

How does slip-lining work?    

Slip-lining is completed by installing a smaller "carrier pipe" into a larger "host pipe" with high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic.  When the HDPE is heated as part of the process, it takes the shape of the existing sewer line, sealing cracks or imperfections that may be in the pipe.

What do I do when the project takes place on my street?

Customers can expect to see steam coming from the equipment or manhole at either end of the work area.  Residents are advised to limit water use when the process happens on their own streets.  Kenyon Pipeline Inspection LLC personnel will notify residents with door tags and/or brochures prior to work on specific streets.

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