But the court said that defense was unavailable, noting that the Sanitary Commission designed the sewer to leak, neglected to repair cracks in the sewer, and expected its small industrial customers.
This time the court found that the County was an "innocent landowner," noting that the sewer lines were built and maintained in accordance with industry standards.
Hoses can be snaked through inlets and brought into the sewers, making it necessary for only the manholes in the middle of the street to be used for entrance and exit to areas of the sewer that need repair.
He said, "My company was pleased that it was a low bidder, and it is well on the way to rehabilitating the sewers in the Hoboken area.
The technical specifications required that the laterals be replaced or lined from the connection at the sewer main to the property, to eliminate the infiltration occurring in the parkway ditches.
This method substantially improved the structural integrity and reduced infiltration within the defective lateral pipe, however, paper thin gaps at the connection point were suspected since the lateral liner was separate from the sewer main.
Once the HDPE liner pipe is received onsite, it is placed onto a large spool for insertion into the sewer
Most importantly, television inspection of the sewers
was only scheduled when RII was active.