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Workers will be making an “emergency” repair to a Waldorf sewer, but the effect on nearby homes and businesses should be minimal, Charles County government workers and contractors said at a public meeting Jan. 31.
A section of the 50-year-old sewer, which serves part of the Acton Village community, is “in imminent danger of collapse,” said county Chief of Capital Services John Stevens. To prop it up, workers will insert a resin-coated felt liner along the 2,250-foot length of the area, a repair likely to last another 50 years, said Jeff Geiger, assistant operations manager of AM-Liner East, the Virginia-based company making the repair.
“It’s sort of like a sock inside the sewer. They won’t be digging anything up,” said Beth E. Kilbourne, a consulting engineer for county government.
The sewer will be usable throughout the repair, which will begin this month and take about two weeks, Geiger said. The cost will be about $240,000, Stevens said.