Council to replace pipe and manholes


  • Oct. 4, 2011 11:00 a.m.

By Treena Mielke

Town council will have to dig deep into its coffers to come up with the dollars to deal with a sewer problem on 51st Avenue.

At its regular meeting Sept. 26 council agreed to comply with a recommendation by Verne Browne from public works to take out the sewer main and replace it with new pipe and install two new manholes on 51st Avenue and 47th and 48th Streets.

The approximately $43,000 repair job will be completed by Nikirk Bros. Contracting.

Browne said public works was notified of a sewer problem in the area on Sept. 19. Drain Doctor from Red Deer came out with their flush truck and large sewer main camera, however the sewer main could not be accessed from the manhole on 51st Avenue and 48 Street, as the pipe was broken and washed out, he said.

The large sewer main camera showed the main pipe is cracking and ovaling.

“We then had Drain Doctor push their smaller house lateral camera in 35 metres,” Browne said in his report.

“The camera was under water the whole way, as we could not push it any further. This tells us the line is severely sagged to hold back the water.”

Mayor Sheldon Ibbotson said Nikirk Bros. began the work last Thursday and he expected it to be completed in four or five days.

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