Every day, groundwater and storm water finds its way into the sanitary sewer system. It flows to the wastewater treatment plant where it is treated. To minimize the amount of extraneous water that enters the sanitary sewer system, the City of Meriden is conducting an evaluation to identify large leaks or cracks in the manholes and sewers.
Beginning the week of May 16, 2022, the City of Meriden will begin a sanitary sewer system evaluation program. It will involve the following:
- Manholes will be opened and inspected. The condition of the manholes will be documented and any leaks will be identified.
- The flows in some manholes will be measured between midnight to 6 a.m.
- The sewers will be cleaned and televised to look for any cracks in the pipes.
Each week, the street locations where the work will occur will be posted on this website.
Some of the work will be completed from midnight to 6:00 AM; however, the majority of the work will be done from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The work will take approximately 3 months to complete.*
This work is funded through the American Recue Plan (ARP).
* Schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions. The City of Meriden Staff, Contractors and Consultants must be properly identified and show ID upon request.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact: Frank Russo, Water Pollution Control Division at 203-630-4261, firstname.lastname@example.org