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Jul 24

Sherwood Sewer Replacement (DPW 16-21)

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 10:42 AM by Michlynn St. John

Update
April 10, 2018 Update (PDF)
The contractor at the Sherwood Acres Sewer Upgrade Project has started work. They are beginning with portions of the sewer mains located in the street (Santa Ynez). There are 3 locations where the sewer mains will be in the street right-of-way (Santa Ysabel and San Augustin are the other two). The remaining pipelines to be upgraded are located within backyard easements.

Sewer Replacement Project
Due to aging infrastructure and increase frequency of high maintenance activity to keep the sewer system of Tract 67 (circa 1952), and Tract 172 (circa 1959) clear and functional, the City has decided to proceed with a sewer replacement project to restore integrity to the system and to significantly reduce the potential for sewer system overflows (SSOs), public health concerns and costly fines. The scope of the project generally consists of:

  • Replacement of approximately 5,000 linear feet of 6 inch diameter vitrified clay (VCP) gravity sewer pipe using trenchless construction methods, within the backyard easements and alleyways of the 124 lots fronting the following streets: 
    • Santa Fe Avenue
    • Santa Cruz Avenue
    • Santa Ysabel Avenue
    • Santa Ynez Avenue
    • San Carlos Drive
    • San Augustine Drive
    • San Fernando Drive
    • Via Ramona Drive
    • San Rafael Drive
  • Restoration of approximately 124 lateral connections to the new sewer lines.
  • Repair/replacement of approximately 20 sewer manholes and clean outs.
  • City Council awarded the construction contract in November 2017. Work should begin in early 2018.