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Neighborhood will be without sewer, water

A project to re-line buried sewer pipes near Fourth Street and Third Avenue in southeast Rochester will temporarily cut off the area's sewer and water services this weekend.

"The bottom line is we can't have sewage coming in from these buildings during the installation and curing and the different things we're doing in the line," said Jim Loehr, of the city Public Works Department.

The sewer repair work is being done for the city by a private contractor, Visu-Sewer, which contacted area property owners about the project.

The work is scheduled for Saturday, but could last into Sunday morning, depending on how it goes.

Temporary outhouses will be put outside for nearby residents to use. Individual property owners are deciding for themselves whether to maintain water service, Loehr said.


At least one apartment building in the area is turning off water for the period of work. Subway restaurant will be closed on Saturday but plans to open at the regular 9 a.m. time on Sunday.

The method of replacing the lining in the buried pipes allows them to be repaired without digging up streets, Loehr said. Visu-Sewer is doing sewer repair work in four northeast and southeast Rochester locations. Work began March 5 and will take four to six weeks.

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