Video inspections of the City of Rossland’s sanitary sewer network will begin on Tuesday. (Thinkstock)

City of Rossland sewer inspection begins next week

The City of Rossland’s 2018 CCTV Cleaning and Inspection works will begin on Tuesday, Apr. 10.

The City of Rossland has announced that video inspections of the city’s sanitary sewer network will begin next week.

The city announced on Thursday that the 2018 CCTV Cleaning and Inspection works will begin on Tuesday, Apr. 10 at 7 a.m.

“Three small crews will be cleaning and inspecting all of the sanitary sewer mains throughout the City, as they look for sources of groundwater infiltration into our sanitary sewer network. As the majority of our sanitary sewer mains have been installed under roadways, the primary impact to residents during these works will be short-term, temporary road closures and equipment noise,” reads the release.

Road closures are expected to last two to six hours and will move as the work is systematically completed.

Residents’ access to home and businesses will not be impacted by the closures.

The cleaning and inspection are being subsidized by the Clean Water and Wastewater grant fund that the city secured last year as part of its Inflow and Infiltration program, according to the release.

The program began last summer and its objectives are as follows:

• To perform video inspection of all sanitary sewer mainline pipes within the City limits and to identify all locations where rainwater or groundwater is infiltrating into the sanitary sewer network;

• To perform home inspections of all residences in Rossland and identify which properties have issues with groundwater infiltrating into their homes (ponding or flowing water);

• To develop a strategy for the installation of future storm sewer works, which target the discovered, high priority locations.

• To reduce the amount of rainwater and groundwater which is entering the sanitary sewer network, thereby reducing the City of Rossland’s proportionate costs of treating the sanitary sewer flows at the Columbia Pollution Control Centre in Trail.”

Anyone with questions or concerns regarding the upcoming work should contact Sean Annan, office manager for ISL Engineering and Land Services, at 250-509-0347.

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