Crews to inspect sewer lines at the East Plant Sewer Shed in June

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (May 26, 2020) – Oak Ridge Public Works crews will begin work at the East Plant Sewer Shed on Monday, June 1, and will continue through the month of June.

Crews will be conducting a process called Acoustic Inspection of sewer lines which involves shooting sonic waves down the pipes to evaluate their condition. This work is performed once every few years.

It will be taking place on the northeast side of the city. The work is not expected to affect anyone’s water or sewage service. 

To perform the tests, crews will need to access manholes which may be in roadways and prompt a temporary shift in traffic. Access will also be needed to private property as some manholes are behind houses.

For more information, contact the Oak Ridge Public Works department at (865) 425-1875.