Watermain installation this week was focused on the 12-inch watermain crossing Napier Ave approximately 300 feet east of Sorter Ave. This is the first of four road crossings in the project. The road crossings will appear to move slower than other parts of the project because of deeper excavation, multiple fittings, and crossing under underground utilities in the road. The first road crossing has been installed up to the centerline of the road.
Water services to properties along the north side of Napier Ave between Leeds Ave and Plaza Drive have been installed under Napier Ave by directional drilling. Water services to properties along the south side of Napier Ave between Leeds Ave and Plaza Drive are currently in progress.
The new watermain along Napier Ave from Leeds Ave to the crossing east of Sorter was successfully pressure tested today.
Flushing and disinfection on the section from Leeds to the crossing east of Sorter are planned to start on Monday. Once the disinfection procedures are completed with successful bacteriological testing results, then water service lines in this section can begin.
Three more road crossings remain to be installed. Once the road crossings are installed to the centerline of the road, traffic can be shifted onto the south side of the road to allow the pipe crossings to be completed.