Work Completed to This Past Week
- Water main pipe should be completed by the end of the day today.
- Nearly 2,000 feet of new pipe was installed in the last 2 weeks!
- The new water main will be leak tested tomorrow.
- A lot of background work was done in preparation for upcoming work to minimize the impacts to the water system as much as possible.
There is no work planned for Saturday, April 1, 2023. Not Joking!
Work Anticipated Week of April 3, 2023
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.
New storm drainage pipes will be installed from Oakwood north to Rotterdam. This includes new catch basin structures.
A new valve will be installed at the intersection of 6th & Oakwood – Please be careful around the crews in this area. This work is scheduled for Tuesday, April 4. The road will be removed at the NE corner of the intersection and will be restored with gravel. Paving operations will take place later this summer with the 2nd phase on 7th Street. Workers will need to excavate here again later, so this is why it will not be paved with 8th Street this spring.
Work Anticipated Week of April 10, 2023
The first water system interruption will occur to connect the new water main to the existing water system. This will take approximately 4-5 hours. Affected residents will be notified next week. Depending on the valves working there will be a minimum of 80 residents affected with this shut down. If existing valves do not work, the disruption could affect over 200 residents in the neighborhood. We are working to minimize this as much as possible. Future disruptions (there will be up to 3 more later) will likely be longer in the 8-9 hour range.
Once this tie-in is complete at 8th & Oakwood (to the west water main), water services will begin to be replaced from the old water main to the new water main. This work will be done by a subcontractor, DHE Plumbing. Please expect them to contact all residents on 8th Street between Oakwood and Summit to schedule the water service replacement all the way INTO the home. We need to get them all done in about 2 weeks to keep the project moving forward. Specific instructions will be provided to affected residents. See also the website link below for expectations before and AFTER the replacement.
Storm drainage pipes will continue to be installed in 8th Street as all the water services are replaced.
Additional tie-ins may occur later in the week at 9th & Rotterdam which would affect all residents on 9th Street between Summit and Oakwood. Again, residents will be notified ahead of time.