Published On: Thu, Jun 28th, 2018

Lake Placid Sewer Project Nears Completion Ahead of Annual Parade

Lake Placid’s Mayor Craig Randall announced that the city’s major sewer project on Main Street is nearing completion this coming weekend. The project’s main pipeline work will be completed, but Randall warns that there will still be holes in many of the streets that need to be filled.

The holes come from street work and digging to complete the project.

The remaining work will be completed following the July 4 holiday. He claims that abandoned sewer lines will be capped to protect the public from possible injuries or accidents.

photo D. Sharon Pruitt from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, USA

Residents and their families, which come to the village to celebrate July 4 with the annual parade, will be happy to know that the remaining work will not interfere with the annual event. The project’s completion comes a few weeks late, with mid-June being the original completion date. The project’s cost came in under the expected $1.249 million following an order change that lowered expenses to $1.219 million.

The lower costs are associated with a slip-lining process that lines the pipes, making them stronger and acting like a new pipe-in-a-pipe. Randall claims that the process required the city to dig up less blacktop, saving the city money in the process.

“The most costly and time consuming pieces of the traditional, dig and replace method of repairing or replacing broken sewer pipes are not the tools and materials that the plumbing contractors use, it is the a combination of the displacement of earth, hard labor, and tremendous amount of hours spent restoring the pipe or sections of the pipeline in question,” states Sewer CO.

Reports of the new sewer line first surfaced in January. Wastewater lines along Main Street were replaced or renovated. The work was conducted in part to protect Mirror Lake and help protect the city from the rush of summer tourists.

The reports from January suggest that a larger, green initiative may take place in spring 2019. The larger project would include a reconfiguration of the storm drains and streetscape in the village.

Randall claims that the spring initiative will allow for basins on Saranac Avenue to filter water. The basins will filter the water through the soil instead of being pumped into Mirror Lake. Additional work will be done on the city’s sidewalks with the addition of trees.

The recent project completion eliminated or remedied many of the pipes that have suffered from years of deterioration. City officials feared the old pipes would lead to raw sewage leaking into Mirror Lake if the pipes deteriorated any further.

Author: Jacob Maslow

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