Watermain construction is currently scheduled to begin in September, pending water main material delivery. Prior to the water main being installed, trees within the public road rights-of-way will be cleared as necessary. This contract will construct the water main along the road and water service stubs toward each house. You will receive more information regarding connecting your water service from the stub into your house at a later date.
Water main will generally be installed along the west or north sides of streets. There will be short periods of time when water main is being installed in front of your houses and your driveway will be inaccessible. The contractor will work to restore driveways as soon as possible during the day and will ensure that all driveways are accessible by the end of the workday. Caution is advised while driving through the project area. For the safety of all residents and construction crews, we ask that residents be mindful of construction areas at all times throughout the project area.
The private side contract, which will install the service from the roadway to each house, is currently being reviewed and will be before the Grand Rapids City Commission in early July. It is expected that the list of pre-approved plumbers will be available to residents in mid-July whereupon residents in Phase I can begin contacting plumbers to get property specific plumbing quotes.