Omaha upgrades water pipes from 1895
October 20, 2009
Omaha's Metropolitan Utilities District is upgrading water pipes under the Old Market
portion of the city using high-pressure cleaning and plastic liners in order to bring the service up to contemporary standards without tearing up the neighborhood's streets. The age of many municipal water systems
goes overlooked by the public and elected officials alike, but it can often be assumed that parts of towns that still have brick-paved streets (sometimes under a coat of modern asphalt) are still using pipes from the same era. Had the pipes ever been replaced, in many cases, so would have the streets as well. The modern use of directional boring and pipe liners is relatively new.
last revised October 2009