Busted Sewer Main Below Orchard Street

Posted on: October 1st, 2010 at 6:26 am by

Blame the busted sewer main beneath the intersection of Orchard and Rivington.  That’s why you weren’t able to sleep last night, and currently nursing your third Five Hour Energy.  Noise abounded as the ear-splitting jackhammers, chainsaws, street saws, backhoes, and dump trucks were all on scene in full force to repair the subterranean infrastructure.

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Workers informed us that one of the nearby buildings allegedly reported some stinky sewage leaking into the basement level. To alleviate the situation, they must dig down fourteen feet to replace the piping.  The operation is a coordinated effort with the Department of Environmental Protection and Con Edison, since there is so much “utility” obstructing this section of pavement.  When asked about a timeline for completion, numerous responses affirmed at least two days. Sleep tight!

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In the meantime, the entire intersection is cordoned off.  No through traffic.

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