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Water Main Cleaning and Lining Project

About the Project

The City's annual water main cleaning and lining project rehabilitates existing water mains to improve water quality and available flows for fire-fighting.

Hard deposits (formed by corrosion) are removed from the interior of the main and a thin layer of cement mortar is applied to the interior pipe walls to prevent deposits from reforming. Where necessary, temporary water pipes are used to supply water to customers during construction. The City’s contractor is Heitkamp, Inc. They have successfully performed water main cleaning and lining work for the City for the past 8 years.

Construction Update

Week Beginning August 3, 2015:

  • Installing temporary bypass pipe/hoses and driveway ramps: Roycroft Dr. (Carter St. - North St.), Avenue D
  • Transferring water services to temporary bypass: Carter St., Wilkins St., Herald St., Gothic St. 
  • Digging access holes:
  • Cleaning water main: Wilkins St., Herald St., Gothic St.
  • Lining water main: Wilkins St., Herald St., Gothic St.
  • Backfilling access excavations: Bernard St., St. Jacobs St., Herald St.
  • Restoring lined water main to service: Wilkins St.
  • Restoring services to lined water main: Bernard St., St. Jacobs St.
  • Removing bypass: St. Jacob St.
  • Removing driveway ramps: Holbrooke St., Willite Dr.
 


2014 Water Main Cleaning & Lining Project

Work was completed in June 2015

 

Public Meetings

A public information meeting for the 2014 Project was held Wed. May 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Water Bureau Operation Center, 10 Felix Street 

Project Area Map

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Project Area

 STREET  FROM  TO        STREET  FROM  TO 
Aqueduct St  East Main St Bank Pl   Graves St  East Main St Race St
Blakeslee St  N Goodman St Norton Village Lane   Gray St  N Goodman St Traver Circle
Bleacker Rd  Densmore St Norton St   Greenlane Dr  Clifford Av Fernwood Pk
Bricker St  Traver Circle Norton St   Kilmar St  Norton St NYS Route 104
Claybrook St  Clifford Av Fernwood Pk   Marne St  N Goodman St Lyceum St
Corrigan St  Lake Av Estes St   Patt St  Gray St Blakeslee St
Crossfield Rd  Densmore St Norton St   Race St  Aqueduct St Graves St
Culver Rd  Clifford Av Master St   Revella St  Clifford Av Fernwood Pk
Ebert St  Waring Rd Bleacker Rd   River Heights Circle  South End North End
Elm Pl  Gray St Blakeslee St   South Union St  Monroe Av Canfield Pl
Fernwood Pk  Greenlane Dr Woodman Pk   Walbar St  Clifford Av Fernwood Pk
Fieldwood Dr  N Goodman St Lyceum St   Yates St  Bricker St Traver Circle


2015 Water Main Cleaning & Lining Project

Work on the 2015 Project began in early May. 

A public information meeting for the 2015 Project was held Wed. May 6, 2015 at 7 p.m. at Water Bureau Operation Center, 10 Felix Street 

2015 Project Area Map

Download the Project Area Map for the 2015 Project  

2015 Project Area Streets

 STREET      FROM  TO    STREET  FROM  TO 
Alpha St  Beach Av Wilder Ter   Ernst St  North St Carter St
Avenue D  North St Carter St   Gothic St  North St Carter St
Barberry Ter  Portland Av Carter St   Herald St  North St Carter St
Bernard St  North St Carter St   Holbrooke St  Portland Av Carter St
Carter St  Chevalin St Bernard St   Hortense St  West Av Danforth St
Carter St  Norton St St. Stanislaus St   Lux St  Portland Av Carter St
Chester St  Zena St Colvin St   Manchester St  North St Carter St
Chevalin St  North St Carter St   Roycroft Dr  North St Portland Av
Child St  Danforth St Delano St   Skylane Dr  North St Carter St
Colvin St  West Av Wright St   St. Jacob St  North St Carter St
Danforth St  Zena St York St   St. Stanislaus St  North St Carter St
Delamaine Dr  Portland Av Carter St   Wilder Ter  Beach Av 1000 ft. S of Meriden St
Delano St  Wright St York St   Wilkins St  North St Carter St
Delmonte St  North St Carter St   Willite Dr  Portland Av Carter St
Dickinson St  Portland Av West End   Wright St  Colvin St Child St

 


Frequently Asked Questions

Get the answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Water Main Cleaning and Lining

What To Expect

  • Advance notice letter issued shortly before construction begins (via door hanger).
  • Contractor must access basement/utility room to temporarily remove water meter and connect temporary hoses. Meter will be stored in customer's basement/utility room.
  • No charge for water usage while meter is removed.
  • Normal quarterly base charge will still be applied to bill. 
  • Water supplied via the temporary bypass pipes is the same water that is in the water main. 

Additional Information

  • Temporary bypass pipes are disinfected and tested by the Monroe County Department of Public Health prior to activation.
  • Access holes in the street will be covered with steel plates at the end of each work day.
  • Traffic flow will be maintained.
  • Access to all driveways will be maintained
  • The lined main will be disinfected and tested by the Monroe County Department of Public Health before it is placed back in service.
  • The Contractor will coordinate with residents to reinstall the water meter and remove the temporary service.
  • All excavations will be permanently backfilled.
  • Surfaces restored to pre-construction condition.
  • May take approximately 1 week to remove asphalt driveway ramps after temporary bypass pipe has been removed.
  • If the contractor can not access your basement/utility room to remove the meter and connect the temporary hoses, water service will not be maintained to your building and the property owner will be responsible for all costs necessary to unplug the water service if it becomes plugged with cement. 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the project, please contact the City's project manager, Pat O'Connor at (585) 428-7881 or e-mail him.

For construction related issues or in the event of an emergency, call the Water Bureau's Dispatch office at (585) 428-7500. This line is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  


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