Sewer Pipe Rehabilitation work scheduled throughout the City of Coeur d'Alene

Posted: 1/27/2020 4:02:57 PM

Sewer Pipe Rehabilitation work scheduled throughout the City of Coeur d'Alene


Coeur d’Alene – In an ongoing effort to improve the public sewer system’s reliability and functionality, the City of Coeur d’Alene’s Wastewater Utility will soon begin numerous projects throughout the City rehabilitating approximately 1.3 miles of deteriorated sewer pipes predating the 1950’s. 


Beginning the Week of February 10th, contractors will be cleaning and lining public sewer mains using a cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) method.  CIPP is a trenchless technology that installs a seamless fiberglass pipe inside an existing pipe.  All existing sewer lateral connections are temporarily blocked and reinstated within the same day.  The installation process takes several hours instead of weeks as with excavation projects; thus, minimizing construction impacts to area residents and businesses.  Work is scheduled to take place between 7am-10pm, Monday through Friday and possibly during some weekends and/or holidays.  This project is anticipated to be completed by May 21, 2020.


Contractors will be providing door hanger notifications to all affected residents and businesses 48 hours and 24 hours prior to commencing construction activity.  After being notified, the City is asking all affected residents and businesses to reduce their daytime sewage discharge as much as possible.  At the end of that working day, normal sewage discharge may resume.  All residents are also encouraged to pour water down interior floor drains and low/unused plumbing fixtures.  This should minimize odors entering into homes and businesses.  


All work will be confined to publicly owned property and the right of way.  There may be minor, periodic interruptions to traffic flow within the neighborhood; flaggers and detour routes will redirect any disruptions to local traffic.  We apologize in advance for this inconvenience. 


Those with questions, special needs or accessibility issues are encouraged to contact:

Larry Parsons, Utility Project Manager (208.769.2268 : or

Mike Becker, Capital Program Manager (208.769.2278 :