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Sellersville to replace Green Street sewer main


Sellersville is eyeing an infrastructure improvement project that entails replacing the sewer main on Green Street between High Street and North Main Street.

On Monday, Borough Council approved an agreement that will see Doli Construction of Chalfont perform the main replacement.

The project cost is $240,593. Sellersville is paying $36,089. A Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program grant will pay the remaining $204,504, according to borough Manager David Rivet. The borough secured the grant with the assistance of state Rep. Craig Staats, Rivet said.

Work could begin around the end of March. It’s possible construction will conclude by the end of May or early June. While work proceeds, Green Street will be closed to through traffic.

“Residents, garbage trucks and emergency vehicles will have access, but it will be restricted at times,” said Rivet.

The borough manager said it’s essential to replace the sewer main.

“Last year, North Penn Water Authority replaced the water main and connecting laterals, which dug up Green Street,” Rivet explained. “At the same time, we inspected the sewer line and found the vitrified clay pipes had separated at the seams and were leaking. As the street was disturbed, we determined it made sense to replace the leaking lines and then mill and overlay the street.”

Rivet noted that the mill and overlay work will occur later this year and is not part of Doli’s sewer main replacement project that’s to occur in the spring.