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City finding savings in fixing pipe leakage

 

June 27, 2018



Technology, innovation and simplicity are bringing down the cost of repairing manholes in Sweet Home.

Public Works Director Greg Springman is reluctant to estimate the potential savings of a new technique for manhole repair because the city hasn’t started implementing it yet and therefore lacks data. But Dominic Valloni, acting maintenance superintendent, isn’t shy about letting people know he predicts it will cut repair costs by as much as half.

Public Works will know how effective it is in a matter of months as the wastewater collections crew begins using an old paint sprayer to inj...



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