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.

Proposed Future Water Line Replacement Projects.

 Projects may be postponed due to weather and emergency water line replacements.

Project Street Location Project Information Details
Zenobia Street 80th Ave to 78th Ave Replacing approximately 760' of 6" cast iron pipe & up-sizing approximately 570' of 6" PVC Pipe.  Original pipe installed in 1956. Connecting: 18 water services. Replacing: 1 hydrant
Zenobia Court 78th Ave to 77th Ave/Sheridan Blvd Replacing approximately 1070' 8" of ductile iron pipe.  Original pipe installed in 1996. Connecting: 13 water services. Replacing: 4 hydrants
Osceola Street 81st Ave to 80th Ave Replacing approx. 280' of 6" cast iron pipe and 160' of 8" cast iron pipe.  Original pipe installed in 1954. Connecting: 5 water services. Adding: 1 hydrant
81st Avenue La Place Ct to Newton St Replacing approx. 680' 6" of cast iron pipe.  Original pipe installed in 1955. Connecting: 7 water services. Replacing: 1 hydrant
81st Avenue Meade St to Lowell Blvd Replacing approx. 340' 4" of cast iron pipe.  Original pipe installed in 1979. Connecting: 3 water services. 
Meade Street 80th Ave N. to dead end Replacing approx. 940' 6" of ductile iron pipe.  Original pipe installed in 1963. Connecting: 11 water services. Replacing: 1 hydrant
Newton Street 81st Ave N. to dead end Replacing approx. 180' 6" of cast iron pipe. Original pipe installed in 1955. Connecting: 4 water services. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.