Sippel Construction has started mainline installation in the area of East Triumph and S. Phaney. That crew will continue to work in this area toward E. Ogle and E. Lloyd area.
Sippel’s second crew is starting mainline install in the area of South West. That crew will be working on South West up to Lloyd St. and Triumph toward High in the area near Sheetz.
A third mainline crew is working on short sections of mainline in narrow streets and behind houses.
Sippel will have personnel contacting homeowners to assist them in locating their homes sewer laterals for reconnection daily. Borough staff will also need access to your home to connect pipe locating equipment to your water line to mark the location for construction.
Where the new mainlines have been installed crews have started installing new laterals for homeowners to connect to. Homeowners have begun to receive connection notices when they are required to replace their section of line to the home. Almost all buildings will need to replace their lateral and pressure test unless it has already been replaced and tested.
Residents will begin seeing other underground utilities marked with various colors of paint and flags on the ground where work is expected to be done. Please don’t remove marking flags or paint marks.
Some residents are reminded that they may need to have their own lateral replaced within several weeks of when their new connection point is installed. We have already contacted many who will be in this situation and discussed what is needed. If you think you maybe in this situation we highly recommend you contact your excavating or plumbing contractor and preplan what is needed and get an estimate. Everyone should have a plan of what work they need to have done and plan for the expense. All homes need to be connected to the new mains by the connection deadlines in the connection notices.
Final paving has started throughout the project area. Parking is restricted in those areas.