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City Says Tree-Saving Sewer Line Pilot Program Failed In Andersonville. Now, Area Is Losing 11 Mature Trees

Eleven trees are being cut down in Andersonville this week to repair sewer lines that cracked after being repaired in the pilot program.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

City Hasn’t Rolled Out Tree-Saving Water Main Technology Nearly A Year After Pilot Program Promised

Water main work has taken place during the pandemic but it hasn't been using "cured-in-place pipe" technology designed to save trees, city officials said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Do The Drains In Your Wicker Park Home Smell? Don’t Worry, It’s Just Sewer Work

The city is using a new technology to reline a sewer on Leavitt Street on Tuesday.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Water Dept. Will Test Tree-Saving Water Main Technology In Andersonville, Ald. Osterman Says

The less invasive water main repair technology has the potential to save Andersonville's most vulnerable trees.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

City’s Plan To Fix Water Mains And Save Trees Cheered By Aldermen. Could Fixing Lead Pipes Be Next?

Ald. Brian Hopkins, who co-sponsored an ordinance to force the city to try "cured-in-place pipe" liners in existing mains, said perhaps some day it could ease the city's lead pipe issues.

Downtown

Under Fire From Residents, Chicago Water Dept. Does About-Face On Tree-Saving Water Main Repair Technology

BLOCK CLUB EXCLUSIVE: After shelving an earlier try at "cured-in-place pipe," the city announced pilot programs to test lining existing water mains with resin sleeves to avoid cutting down trees.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

With A ‘Save The Trees’ Ordinance On The Horizon, What Happens Next For Water Main Projects?

Aldermen and neighbors want a temporary hold on tree removal until the ordinance can be voted on in September.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

‘Save The Trees’ Ordinance Pushed By 2 Aldermen To Get City To Try Less-Invasive Water Main Repair Method

If the ordinance passes, the city will launch a new pilot program for cured-in-place pipe technology and put a hold on removing more trees.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park