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    Typical Construction

    Since most of Lynchburg’s sewer system lies underground, fixing the overflow problem will involve work with heavy construction equipment, as shown below.

    While CSO excavation is underway on your street, the City will also be working to take care of as many other infrastructure needs as possible—such as drainage and water line improvements. And whenever possible, the City will be working with other utilities, like gas companies, to coordinate their construction efforts.
    Our goal is to minimize inconvenience to you and to leave your neighborhood with better infrastructure. These photos will give you an idea of the typical stages of CSO construction work in residential neighborhoods.

    1. Excavation of combined sewer


    2. Installation of separate stormwater line


    3. Back filling to safely cover excavated areas


    4. Daily cleanup to allow evening traffic flow


    5. Daily washdown to minimize dust and dirt


    6. A typical fire hydrant


    7. New curb and storm drain installation


    8. Stormwater retention area 


    9. Resurfacing of residential street 


    10. A typical street before and after a CSO project


    Cutline to clear a path through the woods between residences for underground pipes. (Ground has been re-seeded by contractor, and felled trees have been cut and stacked for property owner’s use.)

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