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SL City Council approves repairs to storm, sanitary sewer systems

The Silver Lake City Council approved two repairs to the sanitary sewer and storm sewer systems at its meeting Monday.
PeopleService, Inc., conducted smoke testing of the systems in May, which led to the discovery of potential issues. After televising the systems, three cross connections between the sanitary sewer and storm sewers were found, meaning storm water is flowing into the sanitary sewer.
The televising also showed that there was a substantial blockage in the storm sewer with roots, rocks and other debris.
A representative from People Services said that the fix was pretty simple. Three holes will need to be dug along Main Street to fix the cross connections.
The council approved a proposal with Juul Contracting of Hutchinson to make the repairs for $1,200 to $1,400 per site, which does not include patching the street, which the city’s public works department will repair.
The council also approved up to 30 hours of jetting and cleaning out of the storm sewer system for $250 to $285 per hour by American Environmental of Chaska.

For more from the meeting, including an update on the Main Street building demolition issue, see the June 21 print edition of The Chronicle.