Sanitary Sewer Improvements

Sanitary ManholeThe City of Geneva will be making sanitary sewer improvements starting in fall 2021 in various sections of Geneva. Maps of the various work locations can be found on this page.

Manhole Rehab

The City will be replacing four manholes in three sections of Geneva this fall. The projects on West State Street will require closing traffic lanes and parking spaces during construction. Each manhole should take about two or three days to replace, weather permitting. The City has notified residents and business owners on State Street regarding the upcoming project, which is tentatively scheduled for the first or second week in November. The City will announce a start date in the future.

Sanitary Sewer Lining

Insituform Technologies, the City's contractor, will be cleaning and televising sections of the sanitary sewer system. Crews will be performing lining work to stop groundwater infiltration from entering the system and to correct structural problems.

Residents living near the sanitary sewer project areas will receive a notification in advance prior to construction starting in their neighborhood.

The sewer improvement projects should not greatly impact adjacent residents. Crews will not need to enter homes, but the City requests residents to assist Insituform Technologies personnel by granting access to fenced yards containing sewers. A few homes may be individually notified not to use their sanitary services on the day of construction.

People may hear noises or gurgling sounds from their plumbing during the cleaning/televising process.

Storm Sewer Lining

The storm sewer lining projects are being done to fix cracks or correct significant structural problems. Residents living nearby should not experience any significant disruption from construction.


Sanitary and storm sewer work will generally be taking place between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Construction is expected to be completed on all projects by February 2022, weather permitting.

Project updates will be distributed through the City's Pardon The Progress blog. People can subscribe to receive future blog updates via Notify Me.

The project is necessary to keep sanitary and sewer lines in proper working condition. The City appreciates the public's cooperation during the coming months.