One hundred year old pipes being replaced in Shelton

Those staying inside due to COVID-19 concerns along the southern portion of Shelton’s C Street have had a front row seat to work being done on the village’s century old water works.

Village utilities superintendent Dan Sell explained that workers with Midlands, out of Kearney, have been replacing 3,000 square feet of 100 year old four inch pipe with six inch pipe as well as replacing valves and fire hydrants. He said that there would also be a new line installed along Railroad Street. Sell said that the whole project is expected to be finished this fall. The water project is funded by grants and loan money.

Most of the work in town will be “closed trenched,” according to Sell. A hole is drilled vertically and the pipes are then pushed into place with open trenches at the ends of the drilling runs. Service to homes along the route will need to be done but with minimal digging.



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