Sewer Rehabilitation

Deal Diverts Some Sewage from Broken Pipe to Treatment Plant

FRASER, Mich. (AP) — Some sewage that normally flows through a now-collapsed suburban sewer pipe to a treatment plant in Detroit will be diverted to a separate facility northeast of the city. Macomb County Public Works officials said Friday that they reached an agreement to allow the sewage into th..

Most Evacuated Due to Detroit-Area Sinkhole Allowed Home

FRASER, Mich. (AP) — Most residents evacuated following last month’s collapse of a massive sewage line that caused a football field-sized sinkhole in suburban Detroit have been allowed home. Twenty-two houses were affected by the sinkhole in Fraser, including three that were condemned. Officials ha..

Officials: Fix to Philadelphia Sinkhole Could Take Days

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Water Department says it could take days to fix a sewer pipe and water main that led to a sinkhole that was large enough to swallow two cars in the city’s Fishtown section. A 30 foot-by-10-foot hole that was 5 feet deep developed after a six-inch water main brok..

Broken Sewer Line to Blame for Philadelphia Sinkhole

KENSINGTON (AP) — The Philadelphia Water Department is blaming a broken sewer line for the water main break that caused a large sinkhole to open and swallow two cars. It says over time, soil slowly eroded the aging system, causing a six-inch water line to shift and eventually break. That caused th..

Officials: Drilled Hole in Pipe May Have Caused Michigan Sinkhole

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A hole drilled through a concrete sewer line nearly 40 years ago may have led to soil erosion beneath another section of the pipe and the football field-sized sinkhole that has forced 22 families from their suburban Detroit homes. Macomb County Public Works Comm..

Michels Upgrades Sewer and Catch Basin Cleaning Service

Michels Pipe Services has added a cost-effective, environmentally sound approach to sewer and catch basin cleaning in the Midwest. The service augments Michels’ comprehensive water and sewer maintenance and rehabilitation services throughout the nation. Michels recently purchased eight Camel 1200 w..

Major Underground Utility Infrastructure Conference Brings Education, Equipment To Fort Worth, TX

The 2017 Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) is taking its benchmark education program to the Fort Worth Convention Center, Jan. 31-Feb. 2. Presented by Underground Construction magazine, UCT is the largest event in the United States focusing on undergroun..

Louisiana Parish to Get Loan to Rehabilitate Sewer System

HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) – Officials say St. Charles Parish is in line to receive a low-interest $8 million loan from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality that will be used starting next year to rehabilitate the parish’s sewer system. The New Orleans Advocate reports (

National Water Company Sponsors Pilot Project with SANIPOR® to Offer Flood Grouting for Lateral/Side Sewer Lines

National Water Company (NWC), has sponsored a pilot project in Seattle with SANIPOR® to offer flood grouting for qualifying lateral or side sewer lines insured by NWC. SANIPOR’s special flood grouting process internally floods an exterior sewer line all at once with two liquid silicate compounds th..

Gear up for Annual Fall Grout Boot Camp

The tradition continues as Aries, Avanti and Logiball join forces to produce the Annual Fall Group Boot Camp in Lithia Springs, GA, Sept. 14-15. Designed to enhance understanding of how and why injection grouting stops water infiltration in collection systems, the two-day boot camp caters to those ..

Aegion Awarded $12.4 Million Contract from Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Aegion Corporation has been awarded a $12.4 million contract by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to its Infrastructure Solutions platform for the rehabilitation of wastewater pipelines in the Village of Tinley Park, the Village of Oak Forest, Cook County Forest Reserve ..

Innovative Design Leads To Trenchless Solutions

An “Impossible” Project Completed On-Budget, Ahead Of Schedule Many sewer line replacement and rehabilitation projects could be classified “routine” because they are relatively straightforward with few complications. Even so, no two projects are exactly alike, and most have challenges and issues t..

Michigan Infrastructure Commission Wants Public Input Through Website

LANSING, MICH. (AP) – A state commission responsible for identifying ways to update Michigan’s infrastructure has created a website to receive public input. The 21st Century Infrastructure Commission’s website is It allows residents to participate in online discu..

Interceptor Condition Assessment Program Spurs Environmental, Economic Benefits

The Fort Worth (Texas) Water Department earned a 2016 Texas Environmental Excellence Award – the highest environmental honor in the state – in the category of Innovative Operations/Management for its Interceptor Condition Assessment Program (ICAP), This new technology allows for more effective inspe..

DeKalb County Issues Contracts For Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation

The Department of Watershed Management (DWM) in DeKalb County, GA, will issue up to four design-build contracts, by late summer 2016. Each contract holds an approximate value of $50 million and will be used for rehabilitation and improvements of sanitary sewers throughout the county’s system to redu..

CentriPipe CCCP System for Renewal of Culverts and Sanitary Sewer Pipe

AP/M’s CentriPipe CCCP system, centrifugally cast concrete pipe system for the structural renewal of culverts and sanitary sewer pipe — without backhoes, repaving, traffic detours, flooding or hazardous construction. Corrugated metal, with its propensity to rust and buckle, was not meant to last for..

Raven Lining Systems Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Certification and Label

Raven Lining Systems has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its AquataFlex® 505 and 506 products. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the product or product familys amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. Biobased prod..