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Work Completed to This Past Week:

The contractor took Friday off this week for a company wide safety training.

Water main pipe was installed from Oakwood to Rotterdam – roughly 1,100’ of pipe in 4 days which was great progress.

Hydrant branches were also installed with the water main.

City crews worked to find existing water main valves to isolate in preparation of connecting the new water main to the system.

There is no work planned for tomorrow, Saturday, March 25, 2023.  However, Saturday work may be required in the future.

Work Anticipated Week of March 27, 2023:

Water main installation will continue with pipe being installed between Rotterdam and Summit and in Rotterdam between 8th and 9th Streets.

The new water main will be filled with water and pressure tested.

Disinfection of the new pipe will take place and samples will be done to make sure the new pipe is safe to tie into the existing water system.

City crews will continue to find and operate existing water main valves to ensure connection to the new water main will go smooth

Consumers Energy is on scene today to replace a utility pole at the northwest corner of 8th & Oakwood with a new mast arm LED street light.  The span wire street light over the intersection and the corresponding utility pole at the southeast corner of 8th & Oakwood will be removed.

Work Anticipated Week of April 3, 2023

Spring Break – For Schools, but not for our Contractor!

Upon passing all necessary tests, the new water main will be connected to the existing water main system.  This may require temporary water shut downs for a few hours for water customers between Oakwood and Norton.  Upon completion, if discolored water is encountered, please flush your cold water in a bath tub until it turns clear.

Water service replacements will begin between the homes and the new water main.

Storm sewer will begin to be installed in 8th Street from Oakwood to the north after services are removed from the existing water main.


Once all water services are tied over to the new water main, another water main shut down will occur to tie-in the other end of the water main near Rotterdam and 9th and at Summit and 8th Street.