Sewer and Drain Lining Taking Place Over the Next Month

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Over the next month, the City's contractor, National Water Main, will be lining several sewer and drain lines throughout the City. This method, called Cured-in-Place Pipelining, will provide a new, joint-less sewer pipe connection that minimizes root and water infiltration problems, improves flow, and provides for a more structurally sound pipe without the need for excavation. 

Impacted residents will receive notification 24-48 hours in advance directly from National Water Main about when work will occur in their area. During the specified time, residents are asked to limit the use of water going down the drain. Once service is restored, residents will be promptly notified.

No Parking signs will be posted 48-hours in advance. Please take note.

During certain phases of the operation, residents may see large amounts of steam coming from the manhole and detect an odor. This is part of the lining process.

Impacted streets for the month of February are:

  • Fayette Street 
  • RC Kelly Street
  • Bellis Circle
  • Inman Streeet (between Bishop Allen Drive and Harvard St)
  • Appian Way
  • Brattle Street
  • James Street
  • Athenaeum Street

The schedule is fluid and may change at any given time due to weather and other factors impacting the work. 

If you have any questions or concerns during the course of our installation period; please do not hesitate to ask for the Site Supervisor or Crew Foreman at the job site. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this project; please contact any one of the following during business hours, Monday-Friday: General Contractor – National Water Main Cleaning Co. Main Office (781)-828-0863, Superintendent: Henry Boissonneault Jr. Cell (617) 483-0960. 

Resident may also call Public Works at 617-349-4800. 



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Page was last modified on 2/14/2020 8:39 AM
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