Boston Water & Sewer Director Irene McSweeney presented at this week’s North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting on July 14, 2014 to prepare residents and businesses for extensive upcoming sewer reconstruction in the North End. Inspections have been completed and all deficiencies have been identified.
Most of the North End / Waterfront streets need significant sewer repair work, as listed in the handout shown below. The work will be similar to that accomplished last year on Salem Street. The first of three phases is estimated at $5 million.
The schedule has not been finalized, but BWSC expects work to begin in late September and last into 2016. Sewer work will be accomplished mostly during the day although some work will extend into the nighttime hours as necessary.
Some sewer pipes can be repaired with plastic reliners while other sections have deteriorated to the point where a full replacement is required. Pipe relining can be done in a few days while full reconstruction takes much longer. In the North End, some of the really old sewer sections are made of wood, brick and slate and require a full replacement.
The video above shows the complete presentation and discussion at the meeting. The sheets below show the three phases and impacted streets. Additional notifications and meetings will be held as the work schedule approaches. (Click on the images to enlarge.)