Sewer System Investigation Begins

Areas where sewer infiltration will be examined - Courtesy image
Areas where possible sewer infiltration will be examined – Courtesy image

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Beginning on Thursday, May 14 and continuing through Friday, June 12, clearly marked Weston and Sampson vehicles and crews will begin investigating deficiencies in the Town’s sewer system.

Under a contract recently awarded by the Selectmen, the Weston & Sampson crews will be opening sewer manholes in the areas shown on the attached map to isolate possible deficiencies in the Town’s sewer system that can lead to extra costs and potential overflows.

They will be checking for groundwater (Infiltration) or other sources of water (Inflow) that should not be entering the sewer system.  Once these sources of Infiltration and Inflow (I/I) have been identified, the Town will issue a future contract to seal any leaking manholes and address any illegal connections. By removing extraneous sources of flow in the sewers, the risk of sewer backups and overflows will be reduced.  Additionally, the Town will not incur costs to pump and treat essentially clean water.

The work will be conducted primarily within the Town’s right-of-way and along existing cross-country easements.  Private residences will not be affected.  Weston & Sampson vehicles and crews are clearly marked.  They will be on site between May 14 and June 12.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Public Works at (781)  275-7605.


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