The City’s Public Works Department uses video cameras to monitor the condition of the sewage collection system and identify old, deteriorated pipes that need repair. Instead of excavating and replacing pipes that need repair, the City uses a trenchless pipe rehabilitation technology known as pipe lining.
Pipe lining rehabilitates and extends the useful life of sewer lines by installing a resin-infused felt tube into a deteriorated pipe. This process is fast and cost-effective when compared with other methods of repair. It results in a seamless, jointless pipe within a pipe that has a smooth inner surface. Additionally, by using this process, sewer line problems are solved without significantly disrupting traffic or service to sewer customers.
The sewer line rehabilitation program has proven to be very effective for the City and is performed annually in order to ensure a reliable sewage collection system.