SPU Meeting in Broadview -Updates on Projects
SPU will be holding a public meeting on Wednesday, October 19, in the Fellowship Hall of Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, at 13047 Greenwood Avenue N. There will be an Open House from 6:00-6:30, followed by a meeting from 6:30-8:00. This meeting will provide additional information on the two pilot projects and the sewer and stormwater improvements discussed below.
Infiltration Reduction Pilot:
95% of candidates in SPU’s Infiltration Reduction pilot area chose to participate in the program. Over the summer, the mainline sewer pipes and side sewers in this area have been inspected and cleaned, and clean-outs have been installed in side sewers that didn’t have them previously. Grouting of mainlines and side sewers will be completed by the end of September. Early indications are that the grouting has been very successful in reducing infiltration.
Backflow Prevention Pilot:
To date, 83% of potential candidates for backflow valves have allowed SPU to conduct basement elevation surveys of their homes, and the survey data is now being used to update our Broadview sewer system modeling. This modeling is critical to determining not just which homes would benefit from the installation of a backflow valve, but will guide us in our decisions regarding how to proceed with long-term sewer improvements. The next step in finalizing the list of eligible homes is to video side sewers to determine exact locations of side sewer pipes, to examine connections and groundwater issues, to decide the best type of device to install, and to locate the best spot for the devices. We hope to finalize our list of eligible homes by the end of September and begin installing valves in October.