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Underground repairs improve utility services

By James DiMarzio
Released/Published: Oct 5, 2009

Over the past several decades, many municipalities (including Canton) have seen a dramatic increase in the number of utility repairs. Utility lines – such as sewer, water, gas, and electric – are usually found beneath city streets, and are critical to keeping our homes and businesses up and running.

Because many of these lines were installed nearly a century ago, most are at risk to fail due to deterioration and stress. To prevent the interruption of these critical city services, the city’s Sewer and Water Departments have recently begun making repairs and replacements throughout our community.

If you’ve traveled downtown recently, you have probably noticed that some city streets have been covered in unique patterns of red, blue, green, white, and orange symbols. These markings from local utility companies guide city repair crews when digging underground, and are sure signs that much-needed repairs are on their way in the near vicinity.

With all utility providers working together, crews can safely and effectively make the needed repairs while avoiding service disruption to you, the customer. We look forward to continuing to provide top-quality service at the lowest possible inconvenience during these repairs, and ask that you please contact us if you experience any problems during this period.


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