What is this project?
This project consists of the design and construction of two pressure reducing valves to isolate a large residential area that experiences frequent water service line breaks and associated repairs. Customers in this area already reduce pressure as water enters their homes due to the high pressures in these areas. This project will not reduce pressures below satisfactory levels for the customer.
Why is it important?
This project is important because city crews frequently make repairs in this area, cutting streets, and disturbing yards. This project will reduce these incidents and likewise save city staff time and rate-payer dollars in excessive maintenance. As pressure reduces, so does the number, frequency, and magnitude of waterline leaks.
What is the current status?
This project is currently in the planning and design phase. Black & Veatch is the engineering firm designing these modifications to the waterline system.
When is completion expected?
Once design is completed, the project will be publicly bid. This bidding will likely happen in late 2021, with construction stretching into 2022. A completion date is not known at this time.
How was this project funded?
Funds are budgeted within the Water System Rehabilitation/Replacement Project in the Utilities Department.