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From the Service Department
Underground and Behind the Scenes
Improving Euclid Creek Water Quality

Original Release: 10/24/2016
 
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While mostly out of sight, out of mind, and taken for granted, well-maintained sanitary and storm sewer systems are critical for the health of Euclid Creek and Lake Erie.
 
Not many know that The City of Lyndhurst, Ohio is responsible for maintaining many miles of sanitary and storm sewers that run underground throughout the City. Most of these sewer lines were installed in the late 1920's and 1930's, some under Roosevelt's WPA program. Over the years these sewer lines have aged and developed deficiencies.
 
In the mid 1980's the administration and city council of Lyndhurst adopted a sanitary and storm sewer rehabilitation program. This program is conducted on an annual basis. Throughout the years the program has maintained our lines and solved many sewer problems. The program is ongoing to date and begins with visual and remote TV inspections of both storm and sanitary sewers. These inspections are the first step in identifying problem areas such as broken or separated pipe, collapsed connections and obstructions including roots and other debris. When problems are discovered the pipes are rehabilitated through a variety of technologies including epoxy lining, grouting and pipe replacement. Other tests that take place are dye and smoke testing. These tests help detect sanitary sewage that is infiltrating into storm mains and then into Euclid Creek. On occasion lateral cross connections, sanitary pipes that were inadvertently connect to the storm main coming from homes are also discovered and corrected. Keeping our infrastructure up to date and in top shape is critical in sustaining our neighborhoods and community.

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