NORFOLK-- Residents might notice a number of trucks operated by the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) and the city working downtown in the next few days.

The state wastewater treatment service is working to finish up an extensive project to replace and relocate three miles of sewer pipe in the Young Terrace, Ghent and West Ghent areas of Norfolk.

According to the City of Norfolk's website, the project was needed to replace a pipeline that was built in the 1940's which has reached the end of its useful life.

It will also minimize the risk of sewer failures in the neighborhoods.

Norfolk and HRSD crews in tank trucks could be seen all over the city Tuesday night, pumping wastewater out of the pipes so they could be replaced.

An HRSD spokesperson told the work is ahead of schedule and should be done before Labor Day.

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