The City of Adrian: An Effort for an Improved Infrastructure

Jan 11

The City of Adrian: An Effort for an Improved Infrastructure

The City of Adrian has a Utilities Department which is working hard to get through the city’s infrastructure challenges which includes a $3 million rehabilitation and replacement of its 19th-century brick arch sewer.  Adrian is located 70 miles southwest of Detroit.  Customers are supplied with a blend of surface water from Lake Adrian and groundwater from four...

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Detroit Uses Worms to Help Capture Rainwater

Dec 16

Detroit Uses Worms to Help Capture Rainwater

Detroit has initiated an interesting and wiggly way of re-energizing a vacant lot: worms. Workers with the non-profit Greening of Detroit scattered 85,000 worms onto a newly tilled vacant lot. The worms, if they do their job as planned, will burrow several feet into the ground, loosening up the soil and thus allowing rainwater and snowmelt to filter down into the...

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Bloomfield Village Pipe Bursting Project

Oct 14

Bloomfield Village Pipe Bursting Project

Bloomfield Village is a scenic, tree-lined and aesthetically pleasing area within the Bloomfield Township.  The residential neighborhood has approximately1000 homes and was established in 1924.  Recently, the town decided to replace the water main which required a method called prechlorinated pipe bursting. This decision was made due to limited space along right of...

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High Pressure Sewer Cleaning in Burton

Sep 30

High Pressure Sewer Cleaning in Burton

The City of Burton sewer department is currently conducting routine maintenance on the sanitary sewer system as part of its asset management program. This maintenance requires crews to use high pressure equipment to clean the main lines prior to inspecting them with television equipment. Sometimes, when doing this high pressure cleaning, pressure can build up in the...

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Cedar Springs and Pontiac Lake Sewer Initiatives

Sep 26

Cedar Springs and Pontiac Lake Sewer Initiatives

The summer has come to a close but the City is working on several projects that are of importance to the community.  There is construction going on near the post office for phase one of the sewer rehabilitation project on Cherry Street.   The enhancements are nearly completed.  While parking has been an ongoing issue for residents in the area, use caution around...

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Michigan Avenue Blue Sewer Liner Project

Sep 11

Michigan Avenue Blue Sewer Liner Project

Due to a collapse earlier this summer of a deteriorated pipeline, the City of Adrian solved a future problem before it happened.  This project was, in effect, considered an emergency repair.  The thickness of the pipeline in question had downgraded to approximately 3/8 of an inch from where it started at 2.5 inches.  The line that was repaired was replaced using...

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