STATUS 11/14/2017

An essential piece of equipment needed for the pipelining project broke down today and will be out of commission for the rest of the week. As a result, IWPC is planning to begin lining next week on Monday, November 20, 2017. IWPC will distribute informational doorknockers to residents adjacent to this run of sewer the day before lining begins.

We will continue to post project updates here and on the Township’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/bathtwp/.

STATUS 11/13/2017

Inland Waters Pollution Control (IWPC) has completed preparatory cleaning of the sewer. Pipelining will begin on Wednesday, November 15. The first liner installation will begin at the corner of Timothy Lane and Ann Drive (Manhole #222900075) and end approximately 800′ north at the 90-degree bend of Ann Drive (Manhole #222900034). IWPC will distribute informational doorknockers to residents adjacent to this run of sewer the day before lining begins.

Please see the map of the manhole locations.

We will continue to post project updates here and on the Township’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/bathtwp/.

STATUS 11/3/2017

Inland Waters Pollution Control (IWPC) was scheduled to complete pipe cleaning and televising today, Friday, November 3, 2017. The pipelining will occur after review of the televising. We will continue to post project updates here and on the Township’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/bathtwp/.

STATUS 10/25/2017

Inland Waters Pollution Control, Inc. (IWPC) is cleaning and televising in the project area. The Cleaning & Televising Phase will run through this week (week of 10/23/17) and into next week (week of 10/31/2017).

Then, IWPC will review the video obtained before beginning the Lining Phase of the project. The Lining Phase is not expected to begin until at least November 6, 2017.

During the project, the wastewater line that serves your property may be temporarily plugged for a 24-hour period to allow the pipe liner to properly cure. We ask that you do not use water (flush toilets, laundry, showers, dishwashers, etc.) during this 24-hour period; or else, water may backup in your basement while the line is plugged. You will receive a notice a minimum of twelve (12) hours prior to your lateral being plugged. Please be advised that sump pump connections to the sanitary sewer system are not permissible. If you have a sump pump connected to the sanitary sewer, we ask that you turn off the pump permanently or reroute the pump discharge as necessary.

Project Communication with Residents

Project Introduction

Bath Charter Township has contracted with Inland Waters Pollution Control, Inc. to rehabilitate some of the existing sanitary sewer. Areas of the sewer have deteriorated significantly due to a corrosive wastewater environment and must be repaired to prolong its useful service life. Construction activities are expected to begin within the next several weeks.

Project Area

The project area includes portions of Ann Drive and Seniors Court, as well as easement areas north of Seniors Court and I-69. Included is a map of the project area. The overall project is expected to last approximately one month.

Map of Project Area

Critical Instructions for Residents

During the project, the wastewater line that serves your property may be temporarily plugged for a 24-hour period to allow the pipe liner to properly cure. We ask that you do not use water (flush toilets, laundry, showers, dishwashers, etc.) during this 24-hour period; or else, water may backup in your basement while the line is plugged. You will receive a notice a minimum of twelve (12) hours prior to your lateral being plugged. Please be advised that sump pump connections to the sanitary sewer system are not permissible. If you have a sump pump connected to the sanitary sewer, we ask that you turn off the pump permanently or reroute the pump discharge as necessary.

Project Details

Work activities will include bypass pumping of the wastewater, cleaning and televising the sewer line, and installing a corrosion-resistant liner within the sewer. Construction work will occur on a 24-hour basis, including weekends, during liner installations. Some minor tree and brush clearing may also be necessary to reach off-road manholes. The sewer work will generally take place within manholes and should not require excavation. Traffic though the project area will be continuously maintained; however, the various equipment required to perform the sewer work will frequently be located on the road, so traffic flows in the project area may be impacted.

Project Contacts

Dan Wietecha, Superintendent
Bath Charter Township
Phone: (517) 641-6728
Email: dwietecha@bathtownship.us
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Steve Taplin, Engineering Representative
Prein & Newhof
Phone: (616) 364-8491