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Sanitary Sewer Improvements Begin in Bahama Shores, Coquina Key Neighborhoods

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (January 6, 2017) – Work to line aging sanitary sewer collection mains and city sewer laterals is scheduled to begin Monday, January 9 in the Bahama Shores and Coquina Key neighborhoods. Part of Mayor Kriseman’s Infrastructure Plan, the $3.2 million lining project will help extend the life of sanitary sewer mains and prevent groundwater infiltration from entering the city’s sewage collection system. Depending on weather, the project is expected to be completed by September 2017.

Insituform Technologies, LLC, will reline 8”-12” sanitary sewer collection mains and city sewer laterals to homes in the affected neighborhoods using a Cured-In-Place Pipe lining process, which involves little to no digging compared to the traditional “dig and replace” pipe repair. CIPP instead utilizes pump around pumping, cleaning the existing pipe, closed-circuit TV inspection, pipe lining, and restoration of the right-of-way.

Residents will be informed by door hangers prior to the start of each phase of the project and are encouraged to keep water usage at a minimum during active construction. Work is expected to begin around 8 a.m. each day.  Local access will be maintained during the project. Residents who have questions regarding the relining project should contact Robert Ecklund, city of St. Petersburg Engineering Construction Division, at 727-893-7975 or robert.ecklund@stpete.org.

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