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Plugging sewer leaks a big task in Niskayuna

Niskayuna Water and Sewer Maintenance worker, Kevin Hart, gets ready to set up camera that will travel through sewer pipes on Hexam Rd. If there is a needed repair, the black metal container in the foreground injects a gel grout to fill cracks and holes.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Niskayuna Water and Sewer Maintenance worker, Kevin Hart, gets ready to set up camera that will travel through sewer pipes on Hexam Rd. If there is a needed repair, the black metal container in the foreground injects a gel grout to fill cracks and holes.
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As the state Department of Transportation began work recently to resurface a section of Balltown Road, town Water and Sewer Superintendent Rich Pollock saw an opportunity to fix up four deteriorated manholes along that stretch, manholes that weren’t necessarily a hazard to traffic, but a hazard to the town’s sewer system. Those manholes, along with countless other cracks and seams throughout the system, can let rainwater into a system that should be entirely self-contained. The ...

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