Summer Sewage Repair Work to Begin Soon in Penn Hills

An area just outside of Pittsburgh is getting a sewer system upgrade and at the cost of roughly $900,000. Penn Hills is embarking on a three-month sewage repair process that will involve about two miles of the system and includes replacing 41 sections of sewer lines, lining 49 sections and cleaning a pipe.

There are 12 pump stations in Penn Hills and the work is expected to begin at the end of June. Sewer service is not expected to be interrupted for more than eight hours once crews begin lining the 49 sections of pipes. Residents will be notified of work in advance and they are asked to not use their service for six to eight hours before the lining begins.

Most of the work, which will be done on sections of sewer lines between manholes, will happen in the Sandy Creek, Rosedale, and Penn Ridge neighborhoods along with Nadine, Hunter Heights, Universal, Frankstown Estates, Crescent Hills and Alcoma Plan.

More than a decade ago, the municipality began sewer repairs and upgrading its systems. Most sewer lines were installed more than 60-70 years ago and they were made of clay. Over time, those pipes have developed cracks and roots have started to grow in them. Some will need to be replaced altogether while most only need to be lined, which is much more cost-effective than completely replacing a pipe.

The municipality has more than 250 miles of underground sewer lines and has paid $40 million since 2010 to fix the sewer system. For 2018, Penn Hills officials have budgeted approximately $1.5 million for underground sewage repairs.

By getting ahead of sewer line problems, trenchless rehabilitation to repair these issues can be very cost-effective and time-saving. Perma-Liner™ Industries is the leading manufacturer of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation equipment and materials in North America. Our experience in the CIPP industry has allowed us to design, patent and manufacture state of the art technology in order for us to repair structures without excavation.

CIPP is a method for restoring older pipelines with minimal digging in streets and on adjacent property. A piece of the durable lining is installed inside the old pipe. It is a safe and environmentally sound solution to replace and repair aging pipes.

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