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There’s someone down there

Posted 5/27/21

There's someone down there Betty Anne Rogers, director of the Warwick Sewer Authority, didn't wait after looking at photos at the deteriorating Oakland Beach interceptor to address the situation. While the interceptor is slated to undergo renovations,

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There’s someone down there

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Betty Anne Rogers, director of the Warwick Sewer Authority, didn’t wait after looking at photos at the deteriorating Oakland Beach interceptor to address the situation. While the interceptor is slated to undergo renovations, a collapse of the line as happened a couple of years ago on Sandy Lane would have required an extended project to unearth the pipe at a significant cost. The contractor who was awarded the bid for the interceptor renovations couldn’t immediately address the situation. One of the bidders, Green Mountain of Vermont took on the job this week. The job has involved establishing a bypass to the affected area on Armory Drive, cleaning the existing pipe and then feeding a fiber “sock” impregnated with resin into the pipe. Hot water is them pumped into the “sock” that expands it to the diameter of the pipe and starts the curing process. A robot is then sent through the pipe with its new hardened coating to cut holes for connecting lines. Joseph Asciola of Gordon Archibald, at left, checks on a Green Mountain crew including the crew member who is in the manhole. (Warwick Beacon photo)

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