Officials mark construction end for East Chicago pipe lining project

Published June 4, 2014

EAST CHICAGO, Ind.  – Rep. Pete Visclosky, officials from East Chicago, Ind., and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the end of construction for the East Chicago pipe lining project, June 4, 2014.

“This project will extend the life of select portions of the sanitary sewer system within East Chicago,” Chicago District Commander Col. Christopher T. Drew said. “We’re happy to participate in a project that will alleviate leakage and basement flooding in this residential area.”

The project relined the existing sanitary sewer system in the City of East Chicago, at the following locations: Tod Avenue from Johnson Street to 140th Street; Baring Avenue from 145th to Columbus Drive; and Indianapolis Blvd. from Chicago Avenue to 148th Street. The sewer was relined with cured-in-place piping, to reduce infiltration of storm water into East Chicago's sanitary sewer system.

“The foresight of community leaders to advance the economic vitality of the city and to improve the public health of its residents with such revitalization efforts is commendable," Rep. Pete Visclosky said.

“We are pleased with the rapid and professional work done on the pipeline project,” East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland said. “This has been a great partnership for our city and the citizens of East Chicago will benefit for generations to come."

Visu-Sewer Clean & Seal Inc., was awarded a contract Sept. 27, 2012, for $652,628. Field construction work began June 2013 and ended summer 2013. The local sponsor is the City of East Chicago.


Vanessa Villarreal

Release no. 060414-001