If you’re wondering why part of Weller Avenue has been closed for a few days, it’s a serious sewer line problem.
City of LaPorte Wastewater Director Jerry Jackson updated the mayor’s office April 18, 2018, on the work, saying the sewer line failed at the point where a vertical tap line entered the main, causing the tap to crash to the bottom of the pipe and block flow. This happened in the area of Weller and Kenwood Street.
Nearly a full truckload of sand has been removed from the broken line. Tree Mann took down two large maple trees in city tree lawns that were in the way of excavation. H&G Plumbing is also working at the site.
Repair of the sewer should be completed April 19 and street repair will follow, hopefully being completed April 20.