The village is moving forward with a program that will inspect private sanitary sewer laterals with a closed circuit television camera to identify defects in the sanitary sewer system.
The Village Board on Monday night approved a $162,221 contract with Expediters, an Oconomowoc-based company, to , which has been identified as a high priority area for sewer improvements. The televising work will be paid for with the sanitary sewer fund balance and will later be reimbursed by MMSD through the PPII program.
The lateral inspection will provide the village with data on the effectiveness of tightening leaky laterals, as well as identify what volume of clear water can be identified as other sources of inflow and infiltration, including foundation drains.
In the case of a blocked of collapsed lateral, homeowners will be informed that the lateral will either need to be cleaned or entered from the home. Televising will begin on Aug. 20 and end on Oct. 22. Homeowners will be told the results of the inspection in November.
Any lateral lining or replacement will be funded by the village and directly assessed to the homeowner. Homeowners will be notified and a public hearing will be held prior to the work beginning.
The estimated cost to line or repair the leaky laterals ranges from $3,600 to $6,000.
After the bids are received in January or February, a detailed estimate will be mailed to homeowners. A public information meeting will be held before construction begins in March, and a final bill will be mailed out in October 2013 when construction ends.
Also at Monday's Village Board meeting:
- The Village Board approved a second change order, this time for $68,000, to the Berkeley Boulevard sewer relay project performed in 2011. The change order was needed because crews found a large pipe from 1917 that had not been removed or filled. The village directed the contractor to open the pipe and fill it to prevent future sinkholes. The for $210,400 was needed to remove concrete from pipes from Hampton Road to Wilson Drive.
- The board also approved a resolution to rescind participation in the Wisconsin Employee Trust fund health insurance plan. Village Manager Patrick DeGrave said the action is a precursor to the village shopping around for health insurance.