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 replaced four sanitary manholes in three sections of Geneva in November 2021 that required traffic lane closures, two of which were located at the intersection of State Street (Route 38) and Third Street in downtown Geneva.

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.

Construction is slated to begin in January 2022. 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. Toilet seats should be kept down to prevent water from splashing.

For residents with floor drains, sinks, bathtubs or showers that are seldom used, the plumbing traps (U-shaped pipe) may dry out as water evaporates over time allowing odors as well as noise into the home during cleaning or rehab operations. Filling traps with water helps mitigate those inconveniences.

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. Work will begin in January 2022.

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

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


The contractor has provided a work schedule, but please note, the schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather conditions.