How will my neighborhood be affected by this work?
Sanitary sewer rehabilitation can be disruptive to the neighborhood in the
areas of the project work. The sewer system first has to be inspected
through a variety of techniques that are part of a Sewer System
Evaluation Survey, or SSES. For example, the SSES might involve viewing
the insides of the sewers using closed circuit television (CCTV). To
perform CCTV inspection, a robotic camera has to be lowered into a
sewer manhole. The images are sent to a monitor located inside a large
CCTV truck. Often, streets or lanes have to be closed to accommodate
this activity. Rehabilitation activities might require the removal of parts
of old sewer lines or the installation of new sewers alongside the old
lines. While there are “trenchless” technologies that minimize the
amount of digging required, you can still expect openings in streets and
along curbs, along with large digging and hauling equipment, and heavy
truck traffic. The City is committed to minimizing the disruption
as much as possible, and we will communicate with residents, businesses, commuters and other stakeholders to provide advance notice of heavy impacts.

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1. What is the City doing with the Clean Water Shreveport project?
2. Why is the Clean Water Shreveport Project needed?
3. What is a Consent Decree?
4. What do Federal and State regulators require?
5. How much will these improvements cost?
6. What is a sanitary sewer?
7. What is an SSO?
8. Why do sewers overflow?
9. Are SSOs harmful?
10. How is Shreveport planning to eliminate SSOs?
11. What should I do if I see a sewer overflow?
12. What can I do to help prevent SSOs?
13. What is a private sewer line?
14. Does the City repair private sewer lines?
15. What is the best way to maintain private sewer lines?
16. How will my neighborhood be affected by this work?
17. What if I have questions not answered here?