On March 7, 2019, the Sewer and Public Works subcommittee met to discuss the status of Gannett Fleming’s survey of the Township Sewer. My understanding of their report is that the core of the survey is an analysis of the age of the existing sewer pipes. Any pipes that have outlived their useful lifespans will be slated for replacement. That mechanical analysis will then be supplemented with whatever observational data is already available for pipes, and a survey-specific investigation of the Township’s pumping stations.
Substantially all of the First Ward’s sanitary sewer is made of 100+ year old terracotta pipe and requires repair. Because the survey has already reached this conclusion, I have asked for an interim report that would enable the Board to begin the process of bidding out the repair of the First Ward in advance of the May/June release date for the final results of Gannet Fleming’s study.