City gives inside look at summer sewer project

By Ashley Wiebe
December 5, 2018 - 2:20pm Updated: December 5, 2018 - 5:37pm

MEDICINE HAT, AB — The City of Medicine Hat is giving residents a deeper look into some construction that took place over the summer months.

Work needed to be done on the sewer lines along Carry Drive SE between Cameron Road SE and Scholten Hill.

The pipes had worn down over the years, gas had leaked in and rebar had been exposed.

Cody Hyam, a construction superintendent with the city, said they used a trenchless lining method to reinforce the pipes.

It’s nothing new for the city, which involves lining the pipes from the inside with a material to help smooth out the inner surface.

Hyam describes the process in this video., which can be viewed below.

 

The lines covered about two kilometres along the stretch of road.

The method helped keep the road open to motorists from July to September.

“Common methods, historical methods, would have been a trench, excavation and removal of infrastructure, which is quite invasive,” Hyam said. “It could have potentially caused Carry Drive to be shut down. But not only that, it takes a lot longer.”

The majority of the work is done, but crews will be back in the spring to do some landscaping and sidewalk repairs.

To see more on the installation process, click here.

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