Work Completed this Past Week

  • Crews finished installing water main pipe except for final connections to the City system
  • New water main was tested for leaks and cleanliness
  • Storm drainage pipe and structures were installed with new outlet at the south end of Mears
  • Crews began removing concrete curb and sidewalk between Benston and Gibbs
  • Manhole covers and castings were lowered in the roadway in Mears between Benston and Gibbs in preparation of resurfacing later in the fall
  • Preparations for new concrete repairs to sidewalk and curb and gutter have been made


Work Anticipated Week of August 14, 2023

  • Continue installing new storm sewer pipe and structures at the south end of Mears, working to the north
  • Begin water main tie-ins to the existing system – This will involve temporary shut downs of water service for up to 4 hours for residents in these neighborhoods
  • Water services will begin to be replaced between the new water main and homes
  • Tentative schedule for new concrete curb and sidewalk between Benston and Gibbs is Friday, August 18, 2023


Work Anticipated Week of August 21, 2023

  • Water main tie ins may continue
  • Water service replacements will continue to be done between the water main and the homes
  • Storm Sewer pipe and drainage structures will continue to be installed


NOTE about water service replacements: It is normal for the water to be cloudy or rusty immediately after replacement.  If it is cloudy, this is most likely due to air trapped in the water. Let the water set and if it clears up, it is just air and the water will clear up in a few days.  If it is rusty or discolored, run the cold water in a bath tub or other faucet that doesn’t have an aerator (screen) in the spigot. Run the water until it is clear. Remove and clean any aerators in faucet spigots.