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Sewer Replacement Project Set to Start

Gene Truck Web

Capital Region Water will kick off a $1.3 million sewer replacement project on Monday that will include some temporary road closures and other inconveniences.

The project will replace and renew aging sewer infrastructure at 10 locations to protect against sinkholes and ensure reliable wastewater service, according to Andrew Bliss, CRW community outreach manager.

“This project is just one example of our commitment to investing in our community from raindrop to river,” said CRW CEO Shannon Williams. “We appreciate everyone’s patience while these improvements are made.”

Complete replacement of sewer pipe at the following locations will require street excavation: 

Project Location

Estimated Timeline


Green Street between Boas St and Forster St

Nov. 14 – Beginning of December

277 feet of new sewer

Green Street between Clinton St and Harris St

Nov. 14 – Beginning of December

247 feet of new sewer

North 4th Street between Maclay St and Geiger St

End of November – Beginning of December

Repairing 20 feet of sewer

Oxford Street between 7th St and Jefferson St

End of November – End of December

359 feet of new sewer

Crescent Street between Mulberry St and Haehnlen St

Beginning of December – End of December

131 feet of new sewer

Baily Street between 13th St and 12th St

Mid December – End of February

868 feet of new sewer

Parkway Drive between Briggs St and Poplar St

Mid December – End of December

37 feet of new sewer

Potential impacts of the construction include street closures, parking restrictions, construction noise and temporary sewer service interruptions, Bliss said. When pipe replacement is complete, the road will be temporarily patched until repaving next spring, he said.

In addition, cured-in-place pipe lining will be used to renew three sewer mains on Crescent Street, Maclay Street and Parkway Drive and will not require street excavation. Potential impacts from this work include temporary traffic disturbance and temporary sewer service interruption, said Bliss.

Construction hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. This project will not require access to customers’ homes, but Bliss said that CRW will conduct door-to-door outreach for any affected property owner. CRW also will have a representative on site during construction working hours, Bliss said.

Customers with questions can contact Capital Region Water by phone at 888-510-0606 or by email at

Author: Lawrance Binda

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