Assessing Sewer Line Leads to Greasy Discovery

Feb 29

Assessing Sewer Line Leads to Greasy Discovery

Livonia is a well-planned community of residential, industrial, commercial and civic development with a population of approximately 100,000. Centrally located between Detroit and Ann Arbor at the intersection of two major freeways — I-96, which travels east and west, and I-275, which travels north and south — beneficial and convenient to those travelling in and...

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Collective Experience Equals Success for Treatment Plant

Oct 28

Collective Experience Equals Success for Treatment Plant

The staff at the Downriver Wastewater Treatment Facility has overcome many challenges. Their collective experience, perseverance, teamwork and loyalty have led to 100 percent permit compliance for seven straight years. Built in 1939, the plant has been upgraded numerous times, creating operations and training issues. Designed for 225 mgd (million gallons/day) maximum...

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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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