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Public Notice: Portion of East Orange Street Will Close for Sanitary Sewer Repair

LAKELAND, FL (June 26, 2023) | The City of Lakeland Wastewater Collection Division will close a portion of East Orange Street to repair a failing sanitary sewer line.  This emergency repair will have crews start along the 900 block of East Orange Street beginning Tuesday, June 27 at 7:30 a.m. Staff estimates that it will take two days to complete the work.  East Orange Street will be closed to through traffic between Lake Avenue and Ingraham Avenue with a full closure at the location of the repair. Traffic control and detour signage will be in place for the duration of the project to least impact vehicular traffic.

The current clay pipe that needs to be replaced is almost 100-years old. This older sewer service lateral has become cracked and has been infiltrated by tree roots, causing failure. The failing clay will be replaced with a new longer-lasting PVC pipe that will restore proper service.  PVC has the advantage of being resistant to roots and the smooth surface helps reduce failures/blockages while providing a long-service life.


Kevin Cook
Director of Communications
City of Lakeland

About Lakeland

The City of Lakeland was incorporated in January 1885 and has grown to become one of the largest inland communities in Florida.  With a current population of over 100,000 Lakeland continues to grow. It has been designated a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area by the US Census Bureau for over 30 years.  With tourist attractions and gulf beaches only an hour away, Lakeland continues to capitalize on its ideal central Florida location along the I-4 corridor.  The City owns and operates Lakeland Electric, the third largest publicly owned utility in Florida and it was one of the first to offer power in the Sunshine State over 115 years ago. 

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