2018 Sanitary Sewer Cured In Place Pipe (Cipp) Project
The Village of Bensenville is undertaking a sanitary sewer CIPP project in the vicinity of your home in the Spring/Summer 2018. This is commonly known as sewer lining. The project consists of sewer lining of approximately 7,200 linear feet of sanitary sewer. The areas being improved by this project are highlighted in red color in the map below. An innovative process called "Sewer lining" will be utilized to reconstruct certain sections of badly deteriorated sewer. This reconstruction will be done without time consuming, expensive and disruptive excavation. Instead of digging up and replacing the old pipeline, the Sewer lining process provides for the insertion of a special lining inside the pipe, creating a new smooth-surfaced, long-lasting pipe within the old sewer.
On June 7, 2018, the contractor will begin cleaning and televising the sanitary sewers within the project limits. This operation will last about a week or so, weather permitting. During the cleaning operation, please follow the below instructions.
- There will be a temporary disruption of your sanitary services and because of this, you will be asked to limit your use of the shower, laundry, toilet, and general water use. This disruption should not last longer than one workday. Other inconveniences may be traffic control to provide a safe work environment for our crew, noise from equipment, and odors from the resins used in the lining process.
- To prevent odors from entering your building pour a gallon of water into sinks, floor drains, or any other drainage opening, especially those that are rarely used such as basement sinks and floor drains. If you do detect a chemical odor, do not be alarmed, the level of concentration does not pose a health risk: simply ventilate the area with fresh air and/or fans until the odor dissipates. If the chemical smell persists, there is an open-air connection to the sewer that does pose a health risk to you due to sewer gas entering your building; consult a plumbing professional to resolve this problem.
- Periodically, problems can be experienced where pressure in the sewer line forces water out of toilets and drains in homes. As a measure to keep this water contained and prevent any damage, we are asking residents to keep their toilets flushed, drape a towel over the rim and close the lid and seat onto the towel. Also, cover basement floor drains.
Once the sewers have been cleaned and televised, the contractor will begin installation of the lining material. A construction update will be posted on the website once a firm date has been set for this operation.