Friday, September 25, 2009

Sewer Work at the Park

You may have seen the large white trucks parked near the Park Picnic Shelter today.  Earlier in the week a sewer line broke and released sewage into the Third Fork Creek.  Durham Sewer and Water has contracted with an Atlanta firm to repair the pipe and repairs are currently underway.  The pipe being repaired runs south from a point near the Park Picnic Shelter to the next concrete stand pipe.  The existing pipe is made of clay and is brittle….(older than most of the residents of Forest Hills).  It will be reinforced and sealed from the inside for the length of the pipe.  According to a Durham Sewer and Water representative, this should give the pipe a 'new life' without breaks for the next ten to fifteen years. Sewer pipe running from Lyon Park south through the west side of the park was repaired/replaced earlier this summer.