Water Line Improvements Project
The City’s current Capital Improvement Program (CIP) includes funding to replace the City’s water mains to improve supply reliability and fire flow through annual water line replacement projects. The City has approximately 375 miles of water distribution pipeline, of which approximately 67% consists of asbestos cement pipe and a majority of the existing pipelines are 6 inches in diameter.
This project will improve water supply reliability by replacing approximately 26,600 linear feet of existing cast iron, ductile iron (DIP), and asbestos cement (ACP) pipes ranging from 4 to 12-inch with new 6, 8, or 12-inch polyvinyl chloride (PVC), ductile iron (DIP), or earthquake resistant ductile iron (ERDIP) pipes at fourteen locations throughout the City.
Staff selected the water line locations for a variety of reasons including being undersized, having exceeded service life, frequency of breaks, and/or upgrades needed for supply reliability and fire flow improvements.
- Prospect Ct.
- Smalley Ave.
- Memorial Way
- Sutro St. & Meek Ave.
- Highland Blvd.
- Bryn Mawr Ave., Spring Dr. & Spring Ct.
- Cascade St., Stanwood Ave. & Hickory Ave.
- Dixon St.
- College Heights Park
- Zephyr Ave.
- Darwin St.
- McCone Ave. & Dunn Rd.
- Main St.
- Carroll Ave.
The water main replacement is tentatively scheduled to start on Monday, March 28, 2022 and be completed in March 2023. The contractor’s normal work hours will be weekdays from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
Approximately one week prior to the start of activity, the contractor will issue another notification to affected residents and businesses adjacent to the project location. When necessary for construction operations, temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 72-hours prior to enforcement and remain posted until the work is completed. A portion of the roadway will be restricted during construction; flaggers will be provided to direct traffic if necessary.
Access to all properties will be maintained throughout construction. Service reconnections, which will cause temporary disruption of water service line, will normally occur between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Typically the water service disruption will not extend beyond 2 hours. Notices will be provided at least 72 hours and again 24 hours prior to disruption of any services.
Mar. 1, 2022 Letter to Residents
Feb. 15, 2022 City Council Meeting
Adopt a Resolution Approving Addendum No. 1, Awarding a Contract to Ranger Pipelines, Inc., for the Water Line Improvements Project, Project No. 07093, in an Amount Not-to-Exceed $12,488,057, and Appropriating Additional Funds in an Amount of $3,734,000