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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.

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

Project Update: April 29 - May 10

Westbury Apartments Reclaimed Retrofit - 116th Avenue and Pecos Street and 115th Avenue and Pecos Street - Map

Construction will consist of extending and upgrading the existing reclaim water system on Pecos Street to the Westbury apartment complex irrigation system.

Project Update: June 4

Construction will begin June 5.

Double Tree - Yates Street and 88th Avenue replacement of existing 10" ductile iron pipe, deteriorating water main with a new 10" PVC main - Map


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.