Sewer Televising & Cleaning Press Release
The City of Hiawatha will begin a sewer inspection and cleaning project to evaluate a portion of the sanitary sewer system. This project is part of an ongoing effort to maintain the aging sewer infrastructure within the City and to identify potential sources of groundwater entering the system. The City has retained the services of Visu-Sewer, Inc. to complete the fieldwork on this project. You might notice their light blue trucks throughout your neighborhood in the coming weeks.
The sewer cleaning equipment utilizes water pressure to pull the dirt and debris from sewer mains to existing manholes in the street. The work Visu-Sewer will be doing is within the street right-a-way and should only take a few hours per block. While they are working, you may hear gurgling sounds from your toilets or floor drains, this is normal. However, on homes which have inadequate or partially blocked drain vents, there is a possibility that toilets and/or floor drains may bubble and slash water. Thus, as a precaution for the next couple weeks, please take time to close all toilet lids and cover floor drains to minimize risk to your home.
Project Location: 6th Avenue west to about 12th Ave and all streets in between
Project Start Date: Week of May 13th, 2019
Project End Date: July 1, 2019
Your patience and cooperation with this project is much appreciated. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the following parties:
- Hiawatha Public Works Department