Originally published in
Island Ad-Vantages, October 24, 2013
Sewage pipe on Hagen Dock has hole, needs short-term fix
Long-term, larger fix still likely needed
Olver Associates, the company the Stonington Sanitary District hired to examine the town’s system, has confirmed there is a hole in the top of a sewer pipe running along Hagen Dock.
According to district board chairman Stephen York, the board will direct Olver Associates to fix the hole as soon as possible. The project will be small scale and does not require digging up the entire dock, said York.
The immediate project will excavate the broken section and use a pipe sleeve or splice to repair the section, said York.
Olver Associates is also charged with putting together a longer-term, larger project to replace the pipe along Hagen Dock.
“The line is extremely corroded and in need of replacement,” said York. The larger replacement project will need to be done in conjunction with the town, as work will need to be done to address structural problems and sinkholes along Hagen Dock.
The plan for the longer-term project is on hold until more information is made available to Olver Associates about the electrical lines buried along Hagen Dock.
Sewer service to the firehouse, Penobscot East Resource Center and the Harbor View Store will not be interrupted during the short-term fix, said York.