A contractor will begin installing the replacement liner in a sewer pipe on Linbrook Road in West Hartford early Thursday morning.
By Ronni Newton
Conditions on Linbrook Road in West Hartford normalize about three weeks after residents woke up to find the pavement, courtyards and many basements flooded with sewage.
Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) spokesman Kerry Martin said in an email Tuesday afternoon that contractor Precision Trenchless will begin installing a replacement liner on Thursday, October 25th at 3 a.m. company other than the one that made the failed liner. in 300 feet of a sewer on Linbrook Road. The installation and inspection is expected to take approximately 18 hours.
the The lining of a 27-inch sewer pipe failed on October 3, causing a blockage and backlog of sewage into the pavement and basements of 26 houses, mainly on Linbrook Road. Up to 30 inches of sewage flooded much of the pavement and lawn, and in some homes up to 5 or 6 feet of sewage accumulated in their basements.
A bypass pump has been installed since the fuse and, due to the network of temporary piping, the MDC had to build access ramps for many Linbrook Road residents to maintain access between the driveways and the carriageway. The bypass pumping equipment will be removed once the on-site inspection of the new liner is complete and the pipe is commissioned.
The MDC assumes that the bypass pump system and the ramps will be removed over the weekend and that the area will be cleaned afterwards. The access to the driveway will be maintained, with the exception of the dismantling of a single ramp, announced the MDC.
The pavement will be swept and the restoration of lawns, landscaping and sidewalks will also begin.
MDC officials said at a meeting for residents last Thursday that the goal is to pave Linbrook Road and Montclair Drive by the end of October. A copy of the entire PowerPoint presentation made that evening can be found here.
A total of 26 apartments were affected by the sewer system. The MDC carried out studies in these houses to prevent sewage backflow and installed check valves or check valves in residential buildings with built-in components below the level.
The MDC also installed sump pumps and other preventive devices, and hired contractors to repair and / or replace mechanical systems, including water heaters, boilers and gas stoves, that were damaged due to the sewage build-up.
The MDC has a page on its website that is constantly updated with information about the Linbrook Road area.
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