Water Main Cleaning and Lining Project

About the Project

The City's annual water main cleaning and lining project rehabilitates existing water mains to improve water quality and available flows for fire-fighting.

Hard deposits (formed by corrosion) are removed from the interior of the main and a thin layer of cement mortar is applied to the interior pipe walls to prevent deposits from reforming. Where necessary, temporary water pipes are used to supply water to customers during construction. The City’s contractor is Mainlining America, LLC. They have successfully completed several past Water Main Cleaning and Lining projects for the City

Public Meeting 2020 C&L Project


Construction Updates


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This project will continue in April 2020 through June 2020

Aster Ridgeway Flower City   Flower City Pk Lily Primrose
Birr Dewey Lake    Kislingbury Dewey Pierpont
Bryan Dewey Pierpont    Lakeview Pk Dewey Lake
Burke Augustine Birr    Lakeview Ter Eldorado Lakeview
Daisy Ridgeway Flower City Pk   Magee Dewey Lake
Eldorado Pierpont Lakeview    Marigold Ridgeway Flower City Pk
Electric Lily Raines    Pierpont Augustine Driving Park
Fairview Birr Lakeview    Raines Flower City Pk Clay

This project is 95% complete.  Remaining work includes some lawn and street restorations.


This project is scheduled to begin in June 2020 on the following Streets

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Archer St         Driving Pk Ave Bryan St    Knickerbocker St Summit Grove PK Marigold St
 Argo Pk Lake View Pk          Dead End N     Lark St   Driving Pk Ave Dead End N of Bryan St
Augustine St Conrail RR Dove St    Luckey St Birr St Augustine St
Avis St Aster St                     Primrose St    Marigold St Ridgeway Ave Knickerbocker Ave
Bardin St Primrose St           Minder St    Minder St Ridgeway Ave Bardin St
Bidwell St Driving Pk Ave Lake View Pk   Owen St Minder St Lake Ave
 Birr St Dove St Conrail RR           
 Bryan St Lark St 210 BryanSt    Selye Ter Lark St           Dewey Ave
Desmond St Palm St          W Ridge Rd   Summit Grove Aster St                  Knickerbocker St
  Dove St           Driving Pk Ave Augustine St   Sunrise St Knickerbocker St           Avis St
  Emerson St Mt Read Blvd Conrail RR   ADDED STREETS    
  Kislingbury St Lark St Dewey Ave   Frederick St   Cleveland St           Helena St
  Knickerbocker St Summit Grove Pk Marigold St   Glide St Lyell Ave           Maple St
         Weaver St Remington St Joseph Ave

Project Updates:  Week of September 14th through September 18th, 2020

Topsoil and seed

SELYE TER.(Lake Av. to Dewey Av.)
Topsoil and seed

SELYE TER.(Dewey Av. to Lark St.)
Topsoil and seed

KISLINGBURY ST. (Dewey Av. to Lark St.)
Topsoil and seed

ARCHER ST.(Driving Park Av. to Bryan ST.)
Topsoil and seed

Topsoil and seed

Topsoil and seed

Topsoil and seed

Bidwell St.
Switch services to main
Topsoil and seed

Dove St.
Switching services to main
Removing bypass

Switching services to main
Removing bypass

Backfilling access holes
Switching services to main
Removing bypass
Backfilling access holes

Emerson St.
Cleaning and Lining main
Backfilling access holes

Knickerbocker St.
Switching services to bypass
Digging access holes
Cleaning and Lining main

Avis St.
Installing bypass
Installing driveway ramps
Digging access holes



Frequently Asked Questions

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What To Expect

  • Advance notice letter issued shortly before construction begins (via door hanger).
  • Contractor must access basement/utility room to temporarily remove water meter and connect temporary hoses. Meter will be stored in customer's basement/utility room.
  • No charge for water usage while meter is removed.
  • Normal quarterly base charge will still be applied to bill. 
  • Water supplied via the temporary bypass pipes is the same water that is in the water main. 

Additional Information

  • Temporary bypass pipes are disinfected and tested by the Monroe County Department of Public Health prior to activation.
  • Access holes in the street will be covered with steel plates at the end of each work day.
  • Traffic flow will be maintained.
  • Access to all driveways will be maintained
  • The lined main will be disinfected and tested by the Monroe County Department of Public Health before it is placed back in service.
  • The Contractor will coordinate with residents to reinstall the water meter and remove the temporary service.
  • All excavations will be permanently backfilled.
  • Surfaces restored to pre-construction condition.
  • May take approximately 1 week to remove asphalt driveway ramps after temporary bypass pipe has been removed.
  • If the contractor can not access your basement/utility room to remove the meter and connect the temporary hoses, water service will not be maintained to your building and the property owner will be responsible for all costs necessary to unplug the water service if it becomes plugged with cement.


If you have any questions about the project, please contact the City's Project Manager, Geoffrey Gugel at (585) 428-6629 or e-mail him.  

For construction related issues or in the event of an emergency, call the Water Bureau's Dispatch office at (585) 428-7500. This line is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.