North Wales Borough

Elm Avenue - Sewer Main Replacement Project

 This project will take place on Elm Avenue between Main Street and West Street. It includes sewer main and lateral replacements and storm water improvements. Click here for a map of the work area. 

Project Update - Last updated 3-2-2023

Sewer main reconstruction an-d lateral connections are now completed on Elm Avenue, but there are several storm sewer runs not completed. The Authority is attempting to resolve several underground utility conflicts before the work resumes. We will update here as soon as we get confirmation that the underground utility conflicts are resolved.

We appreciate everyone's patience and cooperation during this very important renovation project.

Work Details

This Project includes the replacement of approximately 1,900 feet of 15-inch clay main with 15-inch PVC main. The renewal of thirty-nine sanitary sewer laterals and 6 manholes. The project also includes installation of 945 feet of storm sewer main, 15 storm sewer structures and complete paving overlay of the project limits. The estimated completion date for the project is May 1, 2023.

The Authority's contractor for this project is Joao & Bradley Construction Co, Inc. Work will be done Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. When work does resume, travel and parking will again be restricted on these streets and we ask for your cooperation as you have done in the past several months. We will work with Joao & Bradley Construction Co, Inc. to keep any inconveniences to a minimum.

Please check back for progress reports.

Project Background

The sewer main which was renewed was 15-inch vitrified clay pipe and was installed in 1914. This replacement is part of the Authority's continued efforts to reduce its Infiltration and Inflow, reducing excess storm water and ground water from entering into the sanitary sewer collection system.