24x7 Work Completes Repair of Sewer Main
Citizens Energy Group has announced the intersection of Ohio and Pennsylvania Streets in downtown Indianapolis will reopen today at 8 p.m. Working 24 hours a day, crews have completed repairs to a more than 100-year-old sewer line that collapsed 15 feet beneath the surface causing a large sinkhole to develop under the street on July 4.
“Citizens greatly appreciates the patience commuters have shown while we completed this very complicated repair project. We also appreciate the cooperation of the other utilities as we have made the repairs. To help avoid sewer failures such as the one that occurred downtown, we are investing up to $20 million to reline and replace about 15 miles of aging sewers each year,” said Jeffrey Harrison, President & CEO of Citizens Energy Group.
Since acquiring the sewer system in 2011, Citizens has invested more than $1.2 billion in the utility to upgrade aging infrastructure, expand treatment capacity and for the ongoing construction of the DigIndy Tunnel System that will eliminate sewer overflows to area waterways by 2025.