Posted by Laura
Guelph isn't the only city concerned about the future of its pipes, roads and sewers.
In today's Hamilton Spectator, reporter Eric McGuinness explains how Hamilton is using trenchless techniques to rehabilitate its sewer system.
Click here to see the story.
Guelph has started to use the same process for its water mains. The first pilot project was on Rickson Avenue where city workers relined the water main with a fibreglass resin.
"It makes a pipe within a pipe. It's the latest technology," Gerry Best, city supervisor of water distribution, told me last week.
"It's a little cheaper, but where you save your costs is there's no reinstatement fee. You don't have to put a new road in because it's all done underground."