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A long awaited water main replacement project will finally get underway in a portion of Lighthouse Park starting in early November. The project, set to be completed before March 1, will replace aging, cast iron pipes, often the source of “red water,” because of the corrosive nature of the pipes.
A public meeting regarding the project will be held on Monday, October 1 starting at 6:00pm in The Alcazar Room, City Hall, 75 King Street. In particular, residents and businesses in the affected area are invited to attend so as to learn details of the project from staff and representatives of the contractor and to be able to ask questions.
Pipes to be replaced run along five streets, Lighthouse Ave., Magnolia Dr., White St., Carver St., and Red Cox Dr., and yet at no time will these streets be closed to traffic because of a hybrid technology incorporating both directional drilling and “pipe bursting,” where a new pipe is literally forced into the space of the old pipe. These methods will nearly eliminate “open cuts” in the street.
While access to and from property will not be an issue for residents and businesses, there will be sporadic periods of water outages, but those too will be at a minimum. Water will have to be shut-off for approximately 45 minutes when old water meters are replaced with new ones. In each of those instances, property owners will be notified of the shut off.
This project is funded through the 2011 Capital Improvements Bond. In addition to the Lighthouse project, water main replacements are currently underway in Lincolnville and will start after the first of the year work on Palmer St. and in areas in north city including Joiner St., Water St. and others. Projects funded by the bond that have been completed are the replacement of two pump stations, Phase I of the Riberia St. Reconstruction project, a new force main across the San Sebastian River, and water mains in Davis Shores, and along N. Park Ave. All total, the investment in water main replacement this fiscal year is approximately $1.2 million dollars.
For more information or to have questions addresses, contact Marcus Pinson, Public Works Department, at 904.825.1040.