Progress Report

Next week, Schippers Excavating will have a crew on site along Plainfield Avenue to begin the water service conversions along Plainfield Avenue.

The pressure conversion date has been set for 9:00AM on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. This is the date that homes and businesses in the green highlighted area on the map above will see their water pressure increase about 40 pounds per square inch (psi). Residents affected by the pressure conversion will receive a letter late this week or early next week with more details about the pressure conversion and what to expect. It is important to note that the increase in pressure could cause a water leak(s) in your home. The most common places for a leak to occur is washing machine hoses, toilets, dishwashers, ice makers, and water heater pressure relief valves. Since there is the potential for leaks, it is required that someone be present on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 9:00AM to inspect your home for any leaks that may occur.

If you are unable to have someone home during the day of Tuesday, November 16, then it is highly recommended that you turn your water off at the meter using the shut off valve (located on the house side of the water meter—your plumbing is connected to this) until someone can be present. Please check your shut off valve before Tuesday, November 16, 2021, because it is common for older valves to fail. To test your shut off valve, slowly close and open it several times, making sure that it will turn the water supply off completely (closing) and then restoring the water flow completely (opening).

After the pressure conversion is made, water distribution crews will be in the area flushing hydrants. During this time, you may experience some slight discoloration in your water. If this occurs, simply let your water run until the water clears up.

 

Project Timeline

November
  • Water Service conversions along Plainfield Avenue
  • Project clean up