Livermore Falls agrees to patch sewer main

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LIVERMORE FALLS — Selectmen on Tuesday approved spending $5,000 to have two patches put in a sewer main that is in disrepair and starting to collapse on lower Depot Street.

The 100-year-old clay pipe connects on each end of a cement pipe that runs under the railroad tracks between manholes at the intersection of Pleasant Street and the Stretch-It auto body shop at 40 Depot St.

The line serves 12 streets, Sewer Superintendent Greg Given said.

He told selectmen that the Ted Berry Co. of Livermore has a patch that could be put in the pipe until the main could be fully repaired or replaced in the spring.

The patches cost $2,500 a piece, Given said. He recommended not putting the full repair off for too long.

Board of Selectmen Chairwoman Heather Bronish said she watched the video of the inspection of the pipe and saw some oval pipes, cracks and a piece that is missing from one area.

Isaiah Bean, Ted Berry Co. project manager, said Wednesday the patch is a cured-in-place sectional repair. It is a fiberglass stent that goes into the pipe and expands and cures in the pipe.

Selectmen on Tuesday also discussed possibly putting the full repair off until the Maine Department of Transportation works on the road. It was unclear when that is scheduled to be done.

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Livermore Falls selectmen voted Tuesday to spend $5,000 to repair a sewer main on Depot Street that is starting to collapse. A fiberglass stint will go into the pipe and expand, according to a representative of Ted Berry Co. of Livermore Falls. (Donna M. Perry/Sun Journal) 

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