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Water Line Replacement

The water main construction crew is an in-house crew that replaces approximately two miles of residential water line each year. This program provides high-quality water line replacement service, in conjunction with sensitivity to customer service issues.

Project Areas:

Proposed 2019 Water Line Replacement Projects 
  • Lowell Boulevard: Replacing approximately 640’ of old deteriorating 6” and 8” water main line with new 8” PVC plastic main from 72nd Avenue, South to just North of the railroad tracks - Map
  • 71st Place: Replacing approximately 1265’ of old deteriorating 8” water main line with new 8” PVC plastic main from Lowell Boulevard to Irving Street - Map
  • Zenobia Street: Replacing approximately 1315’ of old deteriorating 6” and 8” water main line with new 8” PVC plastic main from 80th Avenue to Zenobia Court or 78th Avenue.
  • Westbury Apartments Reclaimed Retrofit - 116th Avenue and Pecos Street and 115th Avenue and Pecos Street - Map

Projects maybe postponed due to weather and emergency water line replacements.

Project Update: Detour April 14-15

Plaza Northwest

Weather permitting, the city’s Utilities Distribution Construction Team is planning to install 60’ of new of 8” PVC waterline in 92nd Avenue (6050 - 6080 W. 92nd Avenue – Plaza Northwest Shopping Center). This is planned to take place on Sunday evening April 14 beginning at 7 p.m. through Monday morning April 15 at 7 a.m. This installation will require all eastbound lanes on 92nd Avenue between Pierce Street and Harlan Street / Westminster Boulevard to be shutdown. Eastbound traffic will be detoured south on Pierce Street to 91st Avenue, east on 91st Avenue to Harlan Street and north on Harlan Street to 92nd Avenue.

PlazaNorthwestDetourMap

Project Map

Resident Letter

Construction project outline

1. Existing utilities in the street (such as gas and electric mains) will need to be identified. This is done through a utility locate service. The service identifies different utilities with different colored marks on the street and right of way. See a photo example.

2. A contractor will rotomill a 36-inch trench in the street where the water main is to be installed and PVC pipe will be laid out in the gutter line until it is installed. See a photo example.

3. A bacteria test and pressure test will be conducted on the new main. This is done to ensure the water is safe and there are no leaks. During this process you will notice water being flushed from a fire hydrant or 2-inch blow-off pipe.

4. After the bacteria and pressure tests are complete, workers will connect the individual home services to the main. The new main will be connected to existing water mains. (This means crews will be excavating areas where they have already been working.)

5. The old main, valves and fire hydrants will be removed or left in place and the trench will be compacted to assure no settling.

6. NOTE: During this entire project, your water may be turned off at different times throughout the day. Crews will attempt to notify residents prior to any water shut-offs. In the event of an emergency, the water could be turned off immediately without notification.