Attention Borough Residents:
Sewer Project Construction Schedule Update – September 17, 2018
Sippel Construction has started mainline installation in the area of East Ogle and Caroline. That crew will continue to work in this area toward the Court House and then move toward S. Phaney St.
Sippel’s second crew is now beginning mainline install in the area of West Ogle. That crew will be working on Ogle and South Spruce up to Lloyd St. Work will then begin on Lloyd.
A third mainline crew is expected to start on South West Street at Triumph.
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 will begin to receive connection notices when you are required to replace your section of line to your 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 placement of their new connection point. 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.
Parking is restricted where construction is underway and streets are closed. If work is being done on your street you may not be able to get your car out without a wait. Park around the corner or in rear if possible. Vehicles will be towed if necessary. Work will continue through July 2019.