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Sewer work to begin in Coeur d'Alene

| June 8, 2024 1:00 AM

COEUR d'ALENE — The city of Coeur d’Alene’s Wastewater Utility will be replacing sewer and water pipes this month which date back to before the 1970s.

Work will start the week of June 17 on 19th Street and 20th Street from Coeur d’Alene Avenue north.

The project involves replacing concrete sewer pipe with new 8-inch PVC sewer pipe, a press release said. The project is expected to last several weeks, the release said. 

It is anticipated this first phase will be completed in late July. 

The contractor will move to Cherrywood Drive in Stanley Hill for the second phase, which will involve both waterline and sewer work. 

The final phase will involve sewer replacement on Homestead and Third Street. The project should be completed by Sept. 1. Notification to affected residents and businesses will be provided by the contractor via door hangers.

Residents and businesses are urged to minimize daytime sewage discharge, the release said. At the end of each working day, normal sewage discharge may resume. 

"In rare cases, you may notice odors from sewer fixtures and drains," the release said. "If needed, pour water into interior floor drains and low or unused plumbing fixtures to mitigate odors."

There may be traffic interruptions and detours.

Info: Larry Parsons, utility project manager at 208-769-2268 or, Jessica Waller, J-U-B Engineers, 208-762-8787.