Success in the sewer

Top: Inspections showed that nearly all of Reno's large-diameter sewers that were 60 years of age or older were at or near failure. Left: Crew workers weld and install a bypass line that will temporarily carry sewage while the large-diameter interceptor below undergoes rehabilitation using a cured-in-place pipe process.

With nearly all of the concrete eaten away and a gaping hole in its side, virtually all that is left of this 60-inch-diameter concrete-reinforced interceptor pipe is its badly corroded rebar.

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