Century-old sewer line cracks again
Another part of the 100-year old trunk sewer main for South Hill partially collapsed again.
This section of the pipe, located in the parking lot of Lions River Park in Wakamow, was found to have a significant crack in it, according to a press release from the city issued on Friday.
“We actually put the liners through it and got past the cracked section,” said Colin Prang, manager of engineering services, on Monday, “and then while the pipe was curing it deformed and now it’s a solid deformed liner.”
Therefore, crews now have to excavate and replace about 12 metres of the 24-inch pipeline. Construction will begin this week and Prang predicts it will take less than two weeks to complete.
The excavation area is north of the roadway in the park and thus not expected to restrict traffic, but the media release warns people to take caution when driving through the area.
“There’s a maple tree that is right on top of the sewer, right where the collapse occurred,” said Prang.
That means at least two mature trees must be removed for the work to be completed.
Last year, a different section of this same sewer line, around the intersection of River Drive and the First Avenue Southeast, also collapsed. This particular line runs from the Crescent View lift station near the Par 3 golf course to Ninth Avenue west.
An inside view is shown of a section of a 100-year-old sewer main cracked pipe being repaired at the Lions River Park in Wakamow .
A century old sewer main cracked near the Lions River Park parking lot in Wakamow and the 12-foot section is being replaced.