Water Main Structural Lining Project

About the Project

The City's structural lining of water mains project rehabilitates existing water mains to improve water quality and available flows for fire-fighting and add decades of useful life to the pipe.

Hard deposits (formed by corrosion) are removed from the interior of the main by mechanical scraping. A polyurethane liner is then applied to the interior pipe walls to create a smooth surface and prevent deposits from reforming. This liner will harden to become the new water main and the old iron water main can rust away without need for further maintenance.

Where necessary, temporary water pipes are used to supply water to customers during construction. 

Project Area

The 2023 Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) Project includes the following streets:

  • South Ave. - Elmwood Ave. to Fort Hill Ter.
  • State St. - Platt St. to 300 ft South
  • Cynthia Lane - Sandra Lane to Dead End
  • Branch St. - Norton St. to Dead End

Click Here for the 2023 CIPP Project Map.

Click Here for the 2023 CIPP Project Public Meeting Presentation.

A Project Schedule will be posted soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get the answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Water Main Cleaning and Structural Lining

What To Expect

  • Advance notice letter issued shortly before construction begins (look for a door hanger).
  • Contractor must access basement/utility room to temporarily remove water meter and connect temporary hoses. Meter will be stored in customer's basement/utility room.
  • No charge for water usage while meter is removed.
  • Normal quarterly base charge will still be applied to bill. 
  • Water supplied via the temporary bypass pipes is the same water that is in the water main. 

Additional Information

  • Temporary bypass pipes are disinfected and tested by the Monroe County Department of Public Health prior to activation.
  • Access holes in the street will be covered with steel plates at the end of each work day.
  • Traffic flow will be maintained.
  • Access to all driveways will be maintained
  • The lined main will be disinfected and tested by the Monroe County Department of Public Health before it is placed back in service.
  • The Contractor will coordinate with residents to reinstall the water meter and remove the temporary service.
  • All excavations will be permanently backfilled.
  • Surfaces will be restored to pre-construction condition.
  • May take approximately 1 week to remove asphalt driveway ramps after temporary bypass pipe has been removed.
  • If the contractor cannot access your basement/utility room to remove the meter and connect the temporary hoses, water service will not be maintained to your building and the property owner will be responsible for all costs necessary to unplug the water service if it becomes plugged with cement.


If you have any questions about the project please contact the City's Project Manager, Ian Scott, at (585) 428-6142 or via e-mail.

For construction related issues or in the event of an emergency, call the Water Bureau's Dispatch office at (585) 428-7500. This line is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 


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