Week 4 of construction is about complete and work is progressing well on Sherman Boulevard. Please remember that Sherman Boulevard is closed to thru traffic. Please use side streets to get to your home or business to reduce traffic on Sherman as much as possible for the safety of the construction workers.


Work Completed this Past Week:

• Replaced a 16-inch diameter valve on a water transmission main on Sherman near Peck
• Replaced the Fire Hydrant at the SW corner of Sherman and Peck
• Removed and replaced 3 different sanitary sewer manholes, namely the work at Seventh Street to rebuild the existing sanitary sewer main from the south and replacement of a deep sanitary sewer manhole at Baker and Sherman
• Removed and replaced several different storm structures
• Underground utility work is now complete between Park Street and 7th Street, at 5th Street and Maffett Street.


Work Anticipated for the Week of June 29:

  • No work is anticipated for tomorrow, Saturday, June 27.
  • Replacement of deep sanitary sewer manhole at Reynolds and Sherman (work to begin on Monday)
  • Replacement of deep sanitary sewer manhole at Leahy and Sherman (work to begin on Wednesday)
  • New water main connection on Leahy and Sherman on Monday, June 29 – Affected customers south of Sherman have been notified.
  • Storm drainage improvements, likely near Leahy and Reynolds
  • Potential water service replacements
  • No work is anticipated for Friday, July 3.


If your water is disrupted:

After drinking water is restored, we recommend you flush the water in your home starting at the lower floors and working your way up.  Run all the fixtures (sinks) with COLD water and flush toilets.  If your water is discolored, it will clear up shortly by flushing the COLD water in a bathtub.  Bathtubs typically do not have an aerator (screen) on the faucet and should not block any debris. If the water is cloudy, this is air trapped in the water and it will clear over time. If the water is reddish or brown, this is from iron inside the water mains and is not harmful and can be cleared up by flushing the water.

It is also recommended that you remove and clean any aerators on your sinks on a regular basis, even without construction.  Please refer to this helpful notice from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) regarding flushing lines and aerators.  Lead service lines on Sherman Boulevard will be replaced during this project and those affected residences will receive further instructions after replacement of the lead service line.


Work Anticipated for the Week of July 6:

  • Replacement of deep sanitary sewer manhole at Howden
  • Removal of sanitary sewer manhole east of Peck Street
  • Storm drainage improvements at Leahy and Reynolds to Continuel
  • Water service line replacements