NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -- A massive sewer project in New Britain, called "NB Flush," is making it easier for residents to keep their homes and families protected.
The current sewer system is around 100 years old.
City officials sent a camera into the pipes and discovered clogs, tree roots, and more that caused back-ups of sewage into people's homes, leading to damage and potential health issues.
Now, Mayor Erin Stewart said the city will spend $90 million over the next 20 years to fix it.
“We created five phases of the program, and each area targets a different neighborhood,” she explained.
The project will also save residents and the city money by keeping storm water out of the sewage treatment plant.