North Glengarry crew unearths vintage, wooden sewer pipe still in use

ALEXANDRIA — Amazed at the vintage find, North Glengarry waterworks staff dug up wooden sewer connections in Alexandria today.

In a Facebook post, the township quips that “stumped” members of the crew could “barely ‘be-leaf'” what they found upon excavating a failed sewer connection at the 47 Kenyon Street residential address, where the old wooden pipe had collapsed under a driveway.

Though this one dates back to 1890, a research article unearthed by the township reveals that wood had been the norm for water and sewer pipes since around 1400.

The crew tore out the antique piece of infrastructure at the involved home and replaced it with modern PVC.

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