STATUS 1/12/2018 at 4:00 pm

Inland Waters Pollution Control (IWPC) will be on-site Monday, January 15, 2018 to line the remaining Ann Drive sewer East of Gary Lane.

Informational doorknockers will be distributed the day before lining.

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

STATUS 1/8/2018 at 2:40 pm

Inland Waters Pollution Control (IWPC) will not be working this week. Work is delayed due to waiting for a part for their boiler to arrive.

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

STATUS 1/3/2018 at 10:00 am

Inland Waters Pollution Control (IWPC) will not be working this week. They plan to return next week on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 to line the sewer beneath I-69, weather permitting.

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

STATUS 12/21/2017 3:45 pm

Inland Waters Pollution Control (IWPC) wrapped up lining work on 600′ of sewer on Ann Drive.

IWPC will not work next week and will resume work after the holidays.

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

STATUS 12/19/2017 3:30 p.m.

Inland Waters Pollution Control (IWPC) plans to be on-site tomorrow (12/20/17) through Friday (12/22/17) to line the run of sewer in Ann Drive, just east of Gary Lane. The work will be completed in two liner installations. Informational doorknockers will be distributed this afternoon.

IWPC is not planning to work next week and will resume work after the holidays.

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

STATUS 12/14/2017 10:00 a.m.

IWPC has called off lining again due to weather conditions. They may be lining tomorrow, December 15, 2017, if the weather forecast later today is favorable. Bath Township will keep you updated as we hear more.  We will continue to post project updates here and on the Township’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/bathtwp/

STATUS 12/13/2017 1:00 p.m.

MDOT will not permit IWPC to work along the I-69 shoulder due to the adverse weather conditions today. To continue progress, IWPC will be shifting back to Ann Drive and lining the 1,200′ stretch of sewer east of Gary Lane. The plan is to line this section in two installations. This work will occur on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. To avoid freezing their bypass pipes, IWPC will be running their bypass continually during this time period. They will have a representative on-site at all times to observe the bypass operation. Information door knockers are being delivered today to those impacted by the lining operation.

STATUS 12/13/2017

Inland Waters Pollution Control (IWPC) has been delayed due to the low temperatures and inclement weather. IWPC is coordinating work activities along I-69 with MDOT, and is still hoping to have the lining beneath and north of I-69 complete this week.

STATUS 12/8/2017

Inland Waters Pollution Control (IWPC) plans to set up their bypass around and beneath I-69. On December 11 and 12, 2017, they plan to line the sewer beneath and north of I-69.

There are no laterals impacted by these liner installations.

STATUS 12/05/2017

The Inland Waters Pollution Control (IWPC) crew was delayed lining because of some challenges encountered while reinstating some laterals to vacant parcels from last week.

On December 6, 2017, IWPC plans to line the section of sewer north of Seniors Court and south of I-69. This is contrary to the last schedule update which had them lining the easement sewer between Seniors Court and Hawk Hollow.

IWPC confirmed that doorknockers were distributed to residents adjacent to the liner installation.

STATUS 12/01/2017

The contractor will be back on-site next week Monday, December 4, 2017, with a new crew to set up bypass equipment for their next liner installation. That liner installation will occur next week Tuesday, December 5, 2017, and will include sewer in a backyard easement along Hawk Hollow Drive from Ann Drive to Mulligan Drive, as well as sewer north of Mulligan Drive within Seniors Court.

IPR will distribute informational doorknockers to residents adjacent to this run of sewer before lining begins. We will continue to post project updates here and on the Township’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/bathtwp/

STATUS 11/29/2017

Cured In-Place Pipelining (CIPP) operations by Inland Waters Pollution Control (IWPC) will continue on Thursday, November 30, 2017. That liner installation will begin just west of Gary Lane (Manhole #222900047) and extend to the manhole furthest south in the Hawk Hollow easement (Manhole #222900053). IWPC will distribute informational doorknockers to residents adjacent to this run of sewer before lining begins. We will continue to post project updates here and on the Township’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/bathtwp/

STATUS 11/27/2017

Cured In-Place Pipelining (CIPP): The start of the actual lining was delayed due to a boiler equipment problem. Lining operations will start on Monday, November 27. The contractor IWPC will start at the corner of Timothy Lane and Ann Drive and proceed north up Ann Drive. 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 11/14/2017

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