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Friday, September 07, 2018
Sewer Maintenance Program using CIPP
A well maintained infrastructure is essential to being able to properly serve the community.  At the Columbus Water Works, we place a high level of priority on preventative maintenance, inspection and repair of our infrastructure.  As a water and wastewater utility, our infrastructure is mostly underground making it harder to inspect and more difficult to replace than infrastructure that is above ground.  By focusing on preventative maintenance we are able to extend the life of our water and sewer lines as well as limit the impact on our customers.

One of our maintenance programs utilizes technology designed to control costs and to limit ground disturbance.  This process is called Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP).  CIPP is designed to repair existing sewer pipes while the pipe is still underground.  The contractor uses a custom sized liner designed for a specific sewer pipe and inserts the liner into the pipe from an upstream or downstream manhole.  The liner is then treated with hot water and it takes shape of the existing pipe.  Once this process is completed, the pipe has a brand new inner layer and extending its useful life.

In July, 2018 we entered into a new phase of Collection System Rehabilitation with Layne Inliner to perform inspections and make necessary repairs using the CIPP process in areas identified in order of priority.  Layne Inliner will begin their inspections throughout Muscogee County on Monday, September 10, 2018.   As repairs are identified, they will begin the necessary work.  In an effort to keep our customers informed, we will be posting notifications on our Facebook page.  Customers who will be directly impacted by this work will receive a door hanger with more details pertaining to their neighborhood.

We appreciate your assistance as we work to maintain our wastewater system.  Please follow us on our Facebook page for updates on this program and other projects in the community.
   
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