Rehabilitation Program FAQs

When will the rehabilitation be done to the lines around my home or business?

This depends on the location of your home or business. The Rehabilitation Project is on a 15 year schedule. Each sewer line sub-basin was prioritized based on its condition. To find out the location of your home within the District and which sub-basin it lies within, see the flow basin map. To see what the status is on the sub-basin you are located within, see the document here.

When the rehabilitation is done to the lines near my home, will this affect my sewer service?

No, you will not have any interruption in your sewer service. You may notice some construction crews working in the street or within the public right-of-way, but this will be more of a temporary noise nuisance. Depending on the type of rehab done to the pipes, some areas may experience a plastic/chemical smell that may enter homes for time. This smell comes from our contractors using Cured In Place Pipe in the sewer lines. The odors are non-toxic and should disappear with time.

How does the Rehabilitation process work?

There are a number of steps involved in the Rehabilitation of the sewer lines. One of the first projects involved is to conduct a SSES, which stands for Sewer System Evaluation Survey. During this survey our crews will clean all the lines with a hydraulic high pressure water nozzle, conduct televised inspections, conduct smoke tests, and conduct manhole inspections. We will then turn this over to our engineer, who will design and plan the repairs and rehabilitation to be done. Parker Sewer District then hires contractors to do all the construction work.

What are some of the specific things that are done during Rehabilitation construction?

One of the main things we do will be upgrading and repairing our sewer mainlines. This is done a variety of ways, such as: Open Cut Repairs, Pipe Bursting, and Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP). We also will rehabilitate our manholes to make sure no rainwater is getting inside them by repairing or replacing them. When service lines (the sewer lines owned by the property owner that come from the home or business) get disconnected by Pipe Bursting or CIPP, the service lines will then be reconnected to the main. The main goal is to reduce I/I from getting into the sewer lines. When all the cracks, holes, and off set pipe joints are repaired, this will help reduce all the I/I.