Oneida County has implemented several repair and rehabilitation projects throughout the Oneida County Sewer District. This work is designed to repair sanitary sewers to prevent stormwater and groundwater from infiltrating the system and contributing to overflows into the Mohawk River.

Rehabilitation is conducted, whenever possible, using trenchless technologies. This means that the work – which may include manhole rehabilitation and/or sanitary sewer rehabilitation (cured-in-place liners, grouting, spot repairs, etc.) – is mainly performed in existing trenches without any ground disturbance. This is the most cost effective, least invasive method to restore the aging infrastructure to like-new condition.

Considerations

Occasionally, work on individual sewer lines can cause the need for some sewer service connections to be temporarily sealed off from the main line.  The affected residents will be asked to limit the flow of wastewater into sewer lines to an absolute minimum in order to prevent backups into homes and businesses. This includes:

  • Refraining from using washing machines and dishwashers.
  • Refraining from using the bathtub or shower (or leaving water in the tub until service is restored).
  • Disconnecting any sump pumps that are connected to the sanitary sewer system. Sump pumps that discharge into the back yard, drainage ditch, or a drainage pipe do not need to be disconnected.

The contractor will make advance notifications to homeowners affected by the process. Notification will be made via direct delivery both one week and 24-hours in advance of the scheduled work.

Please refer to our frequently asked questions for more information.

Tentative Schedule

Town of Whitestown and Village of Whitesboro
Sewer rehabilitation will be ongoing through August of 2017 in targeted neighborhoods throughout the Village of Whitesboro. Click here for a map of the project area. Notification will be made via direct delivery both one week and 24-hours in advance of the scheduled work.

Tentative Schedule for Week of May 22:

  • Monday – White Street
  • Monday/Tuesday – Highland Drive
  • Tuesday/Wednesday – Main Street
  • Wednesday – Goodell Ave.
  • Thursday – Oriskany Blvd.

Town of New Hartford
Sewer rehabilitation will be ongoing through December of 2017 in targeted neighborhoods throughout the Town of New Hartford. Click here and here for maps of the project area.

  • Status: The contractor is currently conducting televising work, which does not impact resident sewer usage. A new tentative schedule will be posted once lining work begins and the contractor will make advance notifications to homeowners affected by the process. Notification will be made via direct delivery both one week and 24-hours in advance of the scheduled work.

Village of Yorkville
The Village of Yorkville has begun work on a major project to repair and restore its sanitary sewers. The project, expected to be complete in December 2017, will use trenchless technologies to achieve manhole, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer rehabilitation. For more information, visit the Village of Yorkville website.