July 22, 2022
On July 13, 2022, a CIP (cured-in-place) liner was installed in a deteriorating sewer manhole on Dunn Street. The liner is intended to correct structural deterioration and significantly extend the service life of the structure. This marks the first time this particular product was utilized in Pocatello. The project was completed in a single day.
July 14, 2022
The 2022 CIPP Project is underway. This project includes the rehabilitation of 9,381 feet of 8-inch, and 910 feet of 10-inch diameter existing sanitary sewer main line with CIPP (Cured-in-Place Pipe) installation. The process includes lining the sewer main line with an epoxy impregnated felt tube that cures with high temperature steam and pressure to form a new structural pipe. Lining the pipes in this manner can extend the life of the existing sewer main line by 50 years . This type of sewer rehabilitation significantly reduces disturbance in residential areas compared to traditional excavation methods because all the work is performed underground between the manholes. This process also limits sewer service interruptions. Cost for sewer main line repair using the CIPP method are significantly lower than traditional methods, therefore extending the life of aging infrastructure for the residents of Pocatello.