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The sanitary sewer system is over 60 years old and at the end of its useful life. The Eastgate neighborhood has specifically been an issue in recent years. Video inspections of the sewer in the surrounding area show substantial deterioration and the need for rehabilitation. The Public Works Department has chosen to line these sewers as the method of rehabilitation. Lining, also called Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP), is a rehabilitation method that inserts fabric inside the old pipe, then inflates and cures the fabric up against the host pipe. The result is a new pipe, structurally non-reliant on the host pipe, with a useful life in excess of 50 years.
Please check back for further updates on this project as the year progresses.
Posted on July 19, 2021 at 11:40 AM by Nick Christie
The Park Forest Public Works Dept. (DPW) would like to notify you of sewer main construction work scheduled to begin on your street or in your neighboring area. DPW plans to install a Cured In-Place Pipe Liner (CIPP Lining) to rehabilitate the main sanitary sewers in the Eastgate neighborhood.
Michels Corporation is the Village contractor for this project and together we want to inform you of what to expect. Initial work began the week of August 2nd with cleaning and video inspection of the existing sewer. This initial work will last approximately three weeks. After the sewer is inspected, the CIPP liner will be made in a factory off the project site and residents will not see much activity. In approximately September of 2021, the contractor will return to install the CIPP liner and make other repairs. This project will only be Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm, with no weekend work anticipated. CIPP lining is a trenchless technology, and limited road, sidewalk, or grass restoration is expected.
During the initial cleaning and inspection phase of the project, it is not anticipated that residents should be impacted beyond common construction inconveniences such as traffic congestion, dust, noise, and heavy equipment. The Contractor will follow up with door hangers prior to work on your street that will address temporary sewer service disruptions.
We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we complete this work. If you have any questions, please call (708) 503-7702.