Sewer repair still not finished


Block remains closed to traffic
    Temporary traffic conditions remain in place on Third Street East, between Mowat and Portage Avenue, as emergency repairs of the sanitary sewer system there continue.
    The main sanitary sewer line was repaired by 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday,  “however, it took some time to get the sand out of the sanitary sewer line downstream from the break site,” Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown stated in an e-mailed update yesterday afternoon.
    By 11:45 a.m. yesterday, the line became operational and the town was able to stop pumping sewage over land around the repair site.
    The town also was to bring in a large rental flusher truck to the site to ensure all sand is removed from the sanitary sewer collection system downstream of the break site, Brown added.
    “Also once the storm blows over, the town will have to reconnect two sanitary sewer service lines and backfill the excavation,” he noted.
    “These tasks will take a couple of days to complete.
    “Hopefully this work will be completed by sometime on Friday, July 16,” Brown continued.
    “Then this section of Third Street East will be open to through traffic.”
    The large sinkhole which led to the emergency repair was discovered this past Saturday around 5:30 p.m. in front of 226 Third St. E.
    The block has been closed to through traffic as crews work to complete the needed repair in the sanitary sewer system line.