FY2021 Sewer Lining

General Information

Tentative Start Date: April 13, 2021
Tentative Completion Date: August 31, 2021
Project Manager: Brian Jack, Utilities Superintendent
Contractor: Hoerr Construction, Inc.
Awarded Contract Amount: $213,520.10
Funding Sources: Water and Sewer 

Contact Information

Public Works Department
Phone: (630) 620-5740
Email: publicworks@villageoflombard.org

Project Manager: Brian Jack, Utilities Superintendent
Phone: (630) 620-5740
Email: jackb@villageoflombard.org

Resident Engineer: Dave Gorman

After Hours: Lombard Police Department
(630) 873-4400


Notify Me: Residents within construction areas are encouraged to sign up for Notify Me to receive timely updates regarding construction.

Newsletters & Notices: An initial newsletter will be mailed to areas that will have sewer lining performed.  Just before the contractor mobilizing within an area, a door hanger notice shall be distributed to affected residents to keep them apprised of the current and upcoming construction schedule.

Newsletter #1

Project Information

This Project Includes: Scope of work includes approximately 3,771 linear feet of sewer lining in various sizes ranging from 8 - 42" diameter of cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining and reinstatement of 101 service laterals. 

Project Schedule: The Contractor shall complete all work under this Contract on or before, but no later than, August 31, 2021.

Project Limits: The work contained on this project is located within easements, license areas, or rights-of-way.

    North Elizabeth (north and south of Berkshire Avenue)

    Eugenia Street (west of Glenview Avenue)

    Glenview Avenue (north and south of Phillips Court)

    Norbury Avenue (south of Madison Street

    Norbury Avenue (between Harrison Street and Wilson Avenue)

    South Grace Street (south of Harding Road)

    Fairfield Avenue (south of Taylor Road)

    South Addison Avenue (between Division Street and Woodrow Street)

Traffic Impact: The contractor is to maintain one lane of traffic at all times in each direction. If there is a lane closure, traffic control and protection will be provided by the contractor. 


How does this benefit me? These improvements are necessary to improve sections of badly deteriorated or dilapidated sewer pipes.  

The Village rehabilitates this sewer pipe using a trenchless technology called Cured-in-Place-Pipe (CIPP) lining.  Sewer lining is part of the Village’s on-going efforts to maintain infrastructure.  This method is done executed without expensive and disruptive excavation.  

What is involved with this type of construction? The process involves inserting a specially designed tube into the sewer, which is then formed to the wall of the existing pipe.  This creates a water-tight, smooth-surfaced, long-lasting pipe within the old sewer.  The new pipe will provide a smooth surface (to help flow), structural integrity. and longevity (50-year design life).

Public Works televises sewer lines annually.  After staff reviews the acquired data, areas are identified for maintenance or repairs.  One type of repair is the aforementioned CIPP lining.  The lining process is accomplished through several steps:

1.  Preparatory work in the form of cleaning and televising is done to ensure that the mainline segment is clear of debris.

2.  Once the sewer is ready to be lined, affected properties shall be notified to limit water usage during the lining and curing process.  As the liner is inserted and cured, services to the mainline are temporarily blocked.  Once the liner has cured, services are re-instated.

3.  Lastly, the contractor re-televises the mainline sewer to review the quality of the installation and to ensure that all services have been reinstated.

Will my road be closed? Roadway closures are not anticipated. However, short-term one-way traffic may be necessary.  If this situation arises, advance notification will be given.

If my driveway is inaccessible where do I park? If this situation arises, advance notification will be given.

Will my water or sewer service be affected? The contractor will post door hangers (24 hours in advance of construction) notifying residents whose homes will be affected by the sewer lining work. Residents will be asked to limit the usage of toilet facilities, and refrain from doing laundry for a period of no longer than eight (8) hours. If work is rescheduled, another door hanger notification will be issued. Notification will also be given through the Notify Me application.

Any other important details? Residents should take a moment to pour a couple of gallons into each basement floor drain along with a cup of vegetable oil, which will keep traps full. The oil will separate from the water and will seal the trap. This is especially important when sewer pipes are dry. By doing this routinely, it may prevent sewer odors from entering your home. Please also keep toilet lids closed. If a back-up should occur, please contact Public Works at 630-620-5740. After hours contact the Police Department at (630) 873-4400.