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Mike Bennett
Aberdeen approves loan for unique sewer lining equipment

Aberdeen will soon be just the second jurisdiction on the East Coast to install special pipe-bursting equipment to line its sanitary sewers, Public Works Director Matt Lapinsky said Monday. The city council approved a resolution at its meeting Monday night to incur a three-year debt to borrow up to $96,000 for the inflow and infiltration equipment. "It's pretty exciting. Unfortunately, we are not the first municipality on the East Coast to have this capability; we're the second," Lapinsky said, noting Johnstown, Pa., did it first. City Manager Doug Miller said equipment breaks pipes apart with a hydraulic machine and pulls a plastic pipe in behind it. He asked for the...