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To protect its streets from being torn up due to sewer service line failures, the city introduced a new multi-year project in 2015 to strengthen privately owned sanitary sewer lateral pipes.

Contractors use a no-dig method to install a new pipe inside the existing lateral pipe from the sewer main to a point just beyond the street edge. This technique has been shown to strengthen pipes and reduce the chance of failure.

Informational letter to residents impacted by 2019 project [PDF]

The city intends to continue the project through 2019.

2019 Project Area

Work is scheduled to begin in in summer 2019. Project area includes:

  • 10th Avenue from Market Street to Marschall Road
  • 11th Avenue East from Minnesota Street to Marschall Road and Merritt Avenue to Austin Street
  • Legion Street from 10th Avenue to 11th Avenue
  • Shawmut Street from 10th Avenue to 11th Avenue
  • Naumkeag Street from 10th Avenue to 11th Avenue
  • Prairie Street from 10th Avenue to 11th Avenue
  • Spencer Street from 10th Avenue to 11th Avenue
  • Minnesota Street from 10th Avenue to 11th Avenue
  • 12th Avenue West and Jefferson Street intersection2019 sewer lining Project Area