Five Things – Widefield Blvd Sewer Replacement

  • The first houses in Widefield have orangeburg sewer pipe.

  • Orangeburg was made of wood pulp and pitch, and feels like an oil-soaked cardboard or layers of tar paper.  It was manufactured in Orangeburg, New York, and was used in the 1860s until the 1970s.

  • Orangeburg is highly susceptible to root intrusion and becoming egg-shaped.  Its useful life is 10-50 years.

  • At this job, the sewer was egg-shaped where we tied on at the sidewalk. We did not go all the way to the main.

  • We were referred to the homeowner from a high school friend.



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