The boring contractor has complete the reaming operations for the Horizontal Direction Drilling. The pipe will be pulled through the tunnel today and that completes the 16” water main line along Pfingsten Road. The general contractor still has to make the connections at either end of the run, plus various fire hydrants, valves and the water pipe into each cul-de-sac. This work will continue for the next couple weeks.
The new section of 16” water main from Rugen Rd to Knight has been chlorinated and tested and has been put into service. Next week the contractor will start replacing water services from Rugen Rd north across the tracks to Knight. Each homeowner will receive a new 1 ½” copper water service and shutoff box. This will require a shutdown of a couple hours for each individual home. The contractor will notify the resident before shutting down the service.
Also a scheduled shutdown will be needed in the Estate Lane area to make the final new connection to the 16”. This will require a shutdown of approximately 6 to 8 hours. Residents affected by this shutdown will be notified 24 hours in advance.