Water main connections to the existing water system are complete on the south side of Lakeshore at Torrent, Blodgett, Estes, Bourdon, and Addison. Most water services have been replaced east of Torrent. The core concrete for the north decorative wall at Ruddiman Creek has been poured.
Here is what to expect next week, the week of August 26, 2019:
Work will take place tomorrow, Saturday, August 24.
Monday, the large diameter water main will be tied in at Palmer and near VanderLinde
The large diameter water main will be tied in near Addison
A water main stub and hydrant will be installed at Mann
Water services should be completed for all customers on Lakeshore to connect them to the new water main
The final water main tie-in at McCracken and Lakeshore could take place
Old water main removal may begin between VanderLinde and Palmer after the tie-ins are complete there.
More work on the decorative wall will take place
For water service connections, the disruption of service should only last about an hour. For water main tie-ins on the side streets, affected customers connected to the side streets may lose water for approximately 4 hours. If you do experience cloudy water, it is typically due to entrapped air in the water. Just let the water sit in a clear glass and within 5 minutes, you will see the water turn clear again. If it is discolored with red, please run your cold water until the water clears. The best way to do this is from a bath tub where there is no filter on the spigot. After your water service has been replaced, we recommend running your cold water for about 30 minutes from all fixtures starting from the basement and working your way up. Then turn off after flushing in the same order.