sewer flushing information
Please be advised that Camrose County has contracted Insituform to perform rehabilitation to most of the sewer mains within the Hamlet of Ferintosh this spring. This project will include the flushing and CCTV camera inspections of the sewer mains followed by the installation of Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP) throughout the community starting February 22, 2022. The project is scheduled to be mostly completed by the end of March 2022. The sewer main flushing is to remove grit, sand, gravel and greases from the sewer mains and at the same time prepare the mains for the installation of the CIPP. The flushing process is also a preventative maintenance operation that helps to prevent sewer blockages, odour generation and premature wear on mechanical components.
This work will not affect the majority of property owners and should only cause minor disruptions to services during the installation process of the CIPP, although there is a possibility that small spills, noise and odours may result in some homes. Here’s why: the sewer cleaning process uses a high pressure water jet to scour the pipe clean. When the water jet passes through the sewer main, the water pressure draws air through the pipes. The air movement has the ability to push out, or pull in the water and air held inside your plumbing and U-shaped traps and this includes your toilets, showers, sinks and floor drains.
We realize that the equipment can be noisy and may disturb residents. Sometimes this cannot be avoided and we appreciate your patience. We also appreciate your patience as some areas of some streets may be blocked by the equipment for short periods of time.There are preventative measures you can take in your home. For more information see the FAQ's below.