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Work is underway on a manhole rehabilitation, point repair and pipe lining project to protect City sewer lines from damage and intrusion.Using a state-of-the-art “no dig” process, contractors will install new lining in a portion of the city’s sanitary sewers, which will reinforce the pipes and protect them from tree root intrusion and storm water runoff. On average, the lining extends the sewer pipes’ lifetime for approximately 20 years or more, according to Water and Sewer Department Superintendent Tena Marquie. “We are on the cutting edge of improvements that will seal up our sanitary lines for this specific project, and they are very successful in extending the life of these sewer lines,” Marquie said.The project is part of the City’s ongoing improvements to the water and sewer infrastructure. For updates on capital improvements in Chicago Heights, sign up for our weekly electronic newsletter.