The City of Regina is investing $1.7 million on a major sewer relining project this summer along 25th Avenue between Lake Street and Athol Street. Crews will reline an existing sewer trunk that provides service to over 10,000 households.
“Sewer relining is a cost-effective way to renew our underground infrastructure, allowing us to restore the pipe for another 50 years without digging up our roads,” said Citizen Services Executive Director Kim Onrait. “By taking this less invasive approach, the 25th Avenue Sewer Relining project can be completed in a single construction season rather than multiple seasons and reduces the cost by about one-third.”
The City says residents can expect to see large equipment and noise from the construction with some hearing noise from a temporary wastewater bypass system that will operate throughout the day and night. This system will allow area residents to continue doing things like flushing their toilets, having a shower and doing laundry. Residents may experience a slight chemical smell, but it is not haszardous and will dissipate quickly.
Work will be completed in two sections. The first section will take place from Lake Street to Albert Street starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 5, and is anticipated to be complete in three weeks, pending weather and unforeseen circumstances.
Once the first section is complete, crews will proceed to the second section from Proctor Place to Athol Street. This is anticipated to be complete by early September, pending weather or unforeseen circumstances.