The contractors have finished installing all the water main that they could this year, but they will be back in the spring to work on those segments not yet installed. Almost all of the street side water services have been installed (water main to the property line) and the contractor is gearing up to start making the connections from the property line into the houses starting after Thanksgiving. Property owners will be contacted by the contractor’s plumber for appointments to get into the homes and plan out the internal connections. Service work will continue this year until significant winter weather sets in. Any services not connected this year will be taken care of as soon as weather allows in the spring.
Preliminary restoration is almost done and we recognize that water is collecting in some areas. However as soon as grass begins to grow, the amount of water runoff should reduce significantly and puddles should go away. Since we will not get any real grass growth this year, we will be back in the spring and fix whatever needs to be taken care of as soon as weather allows. The contractors are not going to try to do much more detailed restoration work as they will make a mess and do more harm than good because we are out of the growing season. The contractors are currently putting in erosion blankets in some of the washout-prone areas to help get us through winter. We will of course have them back in if we do get a washout before spring.
We are not done with the project and if something needs to be addressed, we will be back in the spring to get all the detail work taken care of. What is being done now is just to button up the areas before winter. It is not the final restoration effort yet.