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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Sewer Rehabilitation Project Notice

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Sewer Rehabilitation
Impacted Area: Goeres Park and State Hwy 60 (from Clark St. east to the city limits)

Project Description
The City of Lodi is rehabilitating a portion of the City’s public combined sewer lines (see impacted area above) using the Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) process. The contractor performing the work is Visu-Sewer of Illinois, LLC.

During the sewer rehabilitation, a liner is inserted into the public sewer that will seal the building sewer service connection, which prevents it from flowing into the public sewer. Consequently, the City will be requesting that water usage is limited when the contractor is rehabilitating the sewer line in front of impacted residences. Examples of limiting water use include reducing the use of bathroom facilities and refraining from doing laundry or washing dishes. Additionally, any sump pumps that are connected to the combined sewer system should be disconnected during this period. When installation of the liner is complete, the contractor will reestablish flow from the buildings sewer service to the public sewer.

Schedule
The sewer lining work is scheduled to begin December 30, 2019. Work will continue until its completion in February 2020, weather permitting. A notice will be placed on the front doorknob of the affected buildings advising the occupants 24 hours in advance of the specific date and time that the sewer lining work will be performed and the sewer service connection will be sealed. This work should take approximately 12 hours to complete. If you do not receive a notice, the process will not affect your building. “No parking” signs will be posted in the area where the rehabilitation work will restrict parking.

Information on Styrene
The resins used in the lining process have been used in the fiberglass industry for many years. These resins contain a chemical called styrene that hardens when heated. Even though styrene has an unpleasant odor, it is not dangerous at the levels in which people can detect it. Do not be alarmed if you smell the styrene while the contractor’s personnel are working in your area. An easy way to prevent styrene odor from occurring in your building is to pour a gallon of water into each drain (particularly basement floor drains). This action keeps the drain “trap” full and prevents sewer gases from coming into your building. This practice should be done regularly since the water in the drain traps evaporates over time.

City Monitoring
This project will be monitored by the City of Lodi and Lodi Utilities. Questions or concerns should be directed to Kennan Buhr at 608-592-3247 or kbuhr@cityoflodi.us.

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