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 of August 29th - September 2nd 2016:

  • Installing bypass pipe: Laser St.
  • Digging Access holes: Weyl St.
  • Transferring services to bypass: Weyl St.
  • Clean and line water main: Townsend St.; Bremen St.
  • Backfill access holes: Van Stallen St.; Townsend St.; Moulson St.; Bremen St.
  • Restore services to lined water main: Weaver St.; Klein St.; Van Stallen St.; Townsend St., Moulson St.,
  • Remove bypass: Klein St.; Van Stallen St.,  
  • Remove driveway ramps: Northeast Av., Peckham St.; St. Casmir St.; Pulaski St.
  • Pavement restoration: Roycroft Dr.; Northeast Av.; Peckham St.; St. Casmir St.; Pulaski St.  

 

 

 




2016 Water Main Cleaning & Lining Project

Work on the 2016 Project began on June 6th, 2016

A public information meeting for the 2016 Project is held on Wed. June 1, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Water Bureau Operation Center, 10 Felix Street 

2016 Project Area Map

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2016 Project Area Streets

 STREET      FROM  TO    STREET  FROM  TO 
Agnes St  Hudson Ave North St   Moulson St  Norton St Van Stallen St
Bauman St  Ave D Weyl St   Northeast Ave  St Casimir St Hudson Ave
Borchard St  N. Clinton Ave  Remington St   Oakland St  Rockingham St Caroline St
Bremen St  Norton St Van Stallen St   Orange St  Saxton St Grape St
Cleon St  Hudson Ave North St   Peckam St  St Casimir St Hudson Ave
Dayton St  Bauman St Hudson Ave   Pulaski St  St Casimir St Hudson Ave
Ernst St  Hudson Ave North St   Remington  St  Norton St Weaver St
Fairbanks St  Bauman St Hudson Ave   Roycroft Dr  Hudson Ave North St
Geneva St  N. Clinton Ave East End   Sobieski Dr  Hudson Ave North St
Helena St  Hudson Ave North St   St. Casimir St  Norton St Weaver St
Herbert St  Ave D North End   St. Stanislaus St  Hudson Ave North St
Hoff St  Ave D Laser St   Townsend St  Norton St Van Stallen St
Kosciusko St  Hudson Ave North St   Warsaw St  Bauman St Hudson Ave
 Lang St  N. Clinton Ave East End   Weaver St  Joseph Ave Hudson Ave
 Laser St  Joseph Ave Bauman St   Weyl St  Joseph Ave Hudson Ave
 Ludwig Pk  Joseph Ave Herbert St   Wolfert Ter  Remington St Joseph Ave
 Merrimac St   North St Portland Ave        

 


Frequently Asked Questions

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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, Geoff Gugel at (585) 428-6629 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.