HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A $2 million project to replace aging sewer lines in east Hattiesburg is about one-third of the way toward completion. The City of Hattiesburg is removing decades-old ceramic and concrete pipe in some neighborhoods and replacing it with PVC pipe.
Officials are using an Army Corps of Engineers grant to fund the project. 75-percent is covered by the Corps of Engineers...Hattiesburg is responsible for the other 25-percent.
The project should be completed by next January.
"Because most sewer lines are in the street, we're going down the streets digging up the lines, which involve digging up the streets as well, replacing the lines, and then, once we've got enough rain to settle those areas down, to make sure the trenches have settled down, we'll come back and re-pave those areas that have been torn up," said Bert Kuyrkendall, city engineer for Hattiesburg.
A work schedule for the project will be added to the city's website in a couple of days.
You can find it at www.hattiesburgms.com.