The sewage systems in a Washington state community will be undergoing renovation for the next several months after one of the residents noticed a sewage leak on May 12. After investigating the leak, officials determined it was caused by tiny holes along corroded areas of the sewer pipe, according to the Business Examiner. Officials were quick to fix two of the pipes after the leaks were detected, however crews will need to replace a main pipe to prevent future leaks.
The community's Public Works and Utilities Sewer Utility began working on the system May 21, and the project is expected to last through the end of the year. The first part of the process affected two different transportation routes – traffic on one of the bridges in the area was reduced to one lane and a sidewalk on the south side the bridge was shut down entirely while crews installed a temporary force main.
The town council in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, recently approved a similar project to replace the town's 100-year-old sewer line. Officials say during the repairs, which are estimated to cost $5 million, crews will try to make sure they are not affecting residents, according to The Taunton Gazette. However, councilors are concerned about making sure community members are in agreement with the regulations.