When pipes needing attention are identified, the Construction Department gets to work.

Most of our Districts’ pipes are clay pipes which are over 100 years old. The District is always at work to systematically replace the old clay pipes with new PVC plastic pipes.

The Construction Crew has to work carefully, often in tight spaces, to be mindful of personal property lines and other utility lines as it digs down to the sewer lines. Unlike other utility lines, the sewer pipes must be maintained at a certain slope to ensure proper flow.

The Construction Department helps maintain the sewer lines in the streets all the way to the main interceptor that carries the waste to the treatment plant. Homeowners are responsible for the sewer line from their home to the main sewer line in the street.