Tyler city council approves two new sewer system projects

Tyler city council approves two new sewer system projects
(Source: City of Tyler)

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - The Tyler city council voted unanimously to authorize two engineering services contracts with Adams Engineers and Development Consultants for consent decree work on the sanitary sewer system.

In 2017, the City of Tyler entered into a consent decree with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address the aging wastewater collection system and resulting discharges.

The amount of $141,840 includes visual on-site inspections of about 94,360 linear feet of force main, or pressurized sewer pipe routes, about 27 air relief valves or vaults, and one check valve. Another goal of the contract is to replace portions of lines where defects are found during the inspection.

The sanitary sewer line relocation design contract of $99,680 includes the design and work needed to relocate about 1,210 linear feet of a 10-inch sanitary sewer line. The line is in disrepair and located in the 2800 block of Southwest Loop 323.

“Annual inspections of the force mains and air relief valves are required as part of the consent decree,” said Utilities Engineer Tiffany Currie. “Additionally, deficiencies that are observed in the system during these inspections are required to be remediated.”

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