STORM SEWER EVALUATION STUDY
From April 2017 through November 2017, the Parkville Department of Public Works will be conducting field investigations of the storm sewer system in the following neighborhoods: Riss Lake (between Highway 9 and Riss Lake Drive) and River Hills Estates.
The City recognizes that parts of the storm sewer system will need be repaired to correct deterioration and minimize the occurrence of back-ups in these areas. The first step in this process is a Storm Sewer Evaluation Study (SWES) to evaluate the system and locate the areas where repairs are needed. The construction of the storm sewer repairs are anticipated to begin in 2019 or 2020.
This SWES project and the subsequent repair projects are part of a comprehensive Capital Improvements Program operated by the Parkville Department of Public Works. The intent is to manage the entire storm sewer system in a proactive manner, by planning for the repair and replacement of pipes, curb inlets, and other key components. Over the next several months, you may notice the following activities in your neighborhood.
The City will be conducting visual inspections to assess the conditions and update mapping. The inspection engineer will need to locate and inspect all structures and ends of pipe culverts. This may require entry into your yard to access these items. These public storm sewer lines and manholes are located inside easements that grant the City the legal right to inspect and maintain the system. Of course the City wishes to minimize the disturbance and inconvenience that this may cause. If dogs, vehicles, or other obstacles are present, the inspector may request residents to move these temporarily.
The City will hire a consultant to conduct closed circuit video (CCTV) inspection of the storm sewer pipes in late summer and fall. This work is sometimes preceded by cleaning of the pipes using hydro-jetter equipment. This inspection allows the City and to view pipe defects in detail, so that the appropriate type of repairs can be made later on.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this project, please contact:
Contract City Engineer:
North Hills Engineering, Inc.
Jay Norco, P.E. – Project Manager (816) 935-2777