NOTICE- SEWER LINE OUTAGE – Clay Rd. @ Pine Forest La.
HCMUD 136’s gravity sewer line (18” diameter) just south of the corner of Pine Forest La. @ Clay Rd. failed over the weekend due to age and stress. This line conveys sewage from Deerfield Village, Deerfield Park, a handful of commercial properties, and Wilson Elementary. This infrastructure failure affects only HCMUD 136, and is commonly seen in similar applications and ages of infrastructure (approximately 43-45 years old).
The issue was probably exacerbated by the hurricane-related outage and subsequent line backup at the Jackrabbit Rd. PUD WWTP, but our consultants believe the line deterioration pre-dates Hurricane Harvey.
We are beginning the process of a trenchless repair (pipe bursting) of an approximate 200’ section of sewer line, and during this repair we’ll have HCMUD 136’s Lift Station #1 (LS1) offline. We have temporarily contracted with wet haul tankers to siphon out LS1 multiple times daily during the repair and take the effluent directly to the JRPUD WWTP, thereby bypassing the repair zone which is marked by barrels and cones at the intersection.
THIS REPAIR AND OUTAGE SHOULD RESULT IN NO ADVERSE EFFECTS TO RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN HCMUD 136. WE ARE ASKING HOWEVER THAT DURING THIS 2-4 DAY REPAIR YOU REDUCE WASTEWATER. Big wastewater generators are long showers, dishwashing by hand, and washing clothes. Specifically, if you can refrain from doing laundry during the next 2-4 days that would certainly help.
We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.