• Scott Waguespack

Sewer Lining Project Hamlin Park/Roscoe Village

The Department of Water Management is scheduled to work on a Sewer Lining Project on Seeley from School to Addison with an anticipated start date of Monday, January 12 (weather permitting). This project will rehabilitate the existing sewer in the area without the conventional digging method. This sewer rehabilitation will minimize, if not eliminate, street cave-ins due to failure in old sewers. In addition, it will bring better drainage to your area and may help alleviate flooding during heavy rain.


This project is expected to be completed by mid-January 2021.

Work for this project includes the following:

  • Cleaning and televising of the Main Sewer

  • Cleaning and televising of Catch Basin Pipes (drainage pipe from the structures on the curb-side) followed by lining

  • Manholes structures will be lined

  • The Main Sewer will be lined

  • After the Main Sewer is lined, the reinstatement of house drain services will proceed and must be completed to relieve the drains

  • The lined sewer will be televised to ensure that the work was done properly

What to expect:


During work days, mobilization will start at 6:00 am. Work is expected to be completed by 6 p.m. No Parking signs will be posted in the immediate area of work a day before any scheduled work. Residents are urged to move their vehicles away from the worksite to avoid being towed. It will be necessary to close lanes of these streets to ensure public safety during work hours. Equipment and materials will be on the street during the work. If necessary, detours and alternative bus stops will be posted.


A day prior to the main sewer lining, contractors will provide door hangers to inform residents of the work. During the main sewer lining work, to prevent odors in your home, please pour two to three cups of water into each basement floor drain. Please restrict your water usage as much as possible.


A City Engineer will be on site during the work to answer any questions from the residents.


Any damages in the area as a result of the sewer lining work will be restored to its pre-lining state. However, the Department of Water Management does not assume responsibility for damage to privately installed parkway improvements, including: sprinkling systems, fences, flower beds, and shrubbery. Sewer lining is not complete until damaged sidewalks, parkways, and streets have been repaired.

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2657 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL 60614

Tel: 773-248-1330

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Monday - Friday
9 am until 6 pm

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