Sewer Main Reconstruction
Easton Utilities will be reconstructing the sewer mains in the Town of Easton utilizing a method called ''INSITUFORM". To accomplish this there will be a temporary disruption of water and sewer service to some residences and/or businesses.
A door hanger will be distributed by Easton Utilities weeks in advance detailing the week work will begin, Easton Utilities Contractor will then post a notification approximately 24 hours in advance of work being started.
To avoid the possibility of sewage backing up into your basement during this period, please minimize the quantity of liquids going down your drains.
DO NOT USE WASHING MACHINES OR DISHWASHERS.
PLEASE LIMIT SINK AND SHOWER/BATH USAGE TO THE BARE MINIMUM.
If you have a sump pump that discharges into the sewer, it must be disconnected during our installation process. We may need to request access to your basement and/or bathroom if problems arise. A final notice will be distributed to you at the conclusion of the work, indicating it is safe to resume using your sewer service.
Thank you for your cooperation as we complete these important improvements. If you have any questions please contact Customer Service at 410-822-6110.
SEWER LINING FAQ
1. Will there be an odor during the sewer lining process?
Yes, there will be an odor during the lining process. The odor, however, will not be from sewage. It will be result of the resin liner curing (hardening) inside the sewer system. This odor is from a chemical process and is temporary.
2. What should be done if the odor is encountered?
The odor that is produced by the curing process is safe and is a result of styrene within the resin. The Styrene Information and Research Center has compiled a list of frequently asked questions regarding styrene. Locate the drain that the odor is coming from and pour a cup or two of water down it. If the smell persists place a damp rag over drain.
3. How will the lining affect my plumbing?
To complete the liner installation, the Contractor will temporarily block your lateral service connection from the mainline. The entire process takes approximately six (6) to eight (8) hours. Once the liner has cured, the Contractor will insert a robotic cutting instrument into the pipeline and cut your service connection back open.
4. Can I use my toilet and sink during the lining process?
Yes! Please just refrain from large water usage activities such as dishwashing, laundry, baths, or showers as the water will be turned off to the residence to avoid a sewage back up. Your plugged service lateral service has a limited storage capacity and there is no place for the water to go until your service is reopened.