High Mark Plumbing can be your partner with your sewer main replacement in Vancouver. The sewer main is the pipe that runs from your home to the big pipe under the street that carries away all of your household waste – including black water waste.
In 2013, Vancouver began a project intended to help prevent sludge spills during high-water times. Traditionally, sewer pipes carried not only household and commercial waste, but also rain water. During times of high rain fall, the city drainage system can be overwhelmed by the rain water causing it to overflow into water ways. The project will create a dual drain system that will allow the rain water to drain away separately from sewage. The hope is that this will prevent sewer spills, such as the one that occurred near Waikiki Beach in August 2015. That one was caused by a ruptured drainage pipe that spilled raw sewage into the Ala Wai Canal. The ruptured line was repaired, but many disappointed vacationers had to leave before the mess could be cleaned up. Reports say that this was the first time the beaches had been closed since the 1970s.
As a home-owner in Vancouver, you will need to deal with getting connected to the correct sewer line when it is your neighborhood’s turn to participate in the project. The goal is to have the dual system completed by 2050 to prevent future sewage spills. Give High Mark Plumbing a call at (604)945-6060 if you need help with your sewer main replacement in Vancouver. Our professional workers can assess your situation, and we will work with you to get it squared away because no one loves a sewage spill – not even a little one.