Emergency sewer repairs force walkway re-routing
St. Petersburg, Fla. (March 14, 2018) – Some emergency sewer work will require walkers to re-route around a short section of 2nd Avenue NE for the next week or so.
One of the City’s contractors was preparing a sewer main for Cured-in-Place Pipe lining -- similar to jobs that have been done all over the city to help tighten up an aging and leaky collection system. During the pre-cleaning process, a section of cast iron piping broke and made an emergency open-cut repair necessary.
Businesses affected are being notified of the work as a standard operating procedure. No discharge of any sewage occurred. The cured-in-place pipelining work will continue once the repairs are made.