Plan to Renovate Deteriorated
Residential Sanitary Sewage Pipes
The Town of Harrison has approved a plan to repair and replace deteriorated sanitary sewage pipes for Harrison making it the first community in Westchester to create a clean-up program for its residents.
The town is entering a contract with Pipelogix LMS to provide residents with affordable solutions.
A substantial source of pollution in the Sound comes from cracked sanitary sewer lines, which transport sanitary wastewater from homes to wastewater treatment plants for the removal of pollutants. A failure to maintain the sewer infrastructure, including failure to prevent excess inflow and infiltration of stormwater into cracked sewer lines, causes the discharge of raw and partially treated sewage into the Long Island Sound. Overflows and leaks of raw or partially treated sewage expose the public to bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens.
The Town of Harrison has elected and consented to make a difference in cleaning the environment. Harrison has agreed to establish a sewer lateral program to assist homeowners with the maintenance and replacement of their aging and leaking sewer pipes.
Attorney Albert J. Pirro, a partner in the White Plains Law Firm of Abrams Fensterman, representing Pipelogix LMS, a leader in Sewer Lateral Programs, said, “The Town of Harrison has agreed to enter into a contract with Pipelogix to provide Harrison property owners with an affordable sewer lateral service and repair program. Pipelogix presently provides this service in the City of Long Island and The Village of Valley Community in Westchester County to institute this program.”
Under the program, the Town of Harrison will incur no costs. Pipelogix would charge individual homeowners approximately $14.95 per month for which Pipelogix clears blockages, and trenchless replaces broken and deteriorated pipes, all without additional cost to the Harrison homeowner.
The Pipelogix Program permits Harrison homeowners who do not wish to participate in the program to opt out during the annual opt-out period. However, since homeowners are generally unaware of deteriorated or broken underground sewer pipes, many see the program as an insurance policy. In municipalities in Long Island that have adopted the program, 85% of residents participated.