Department of Public Works

Water Main Rehabilitation Projects for 2021 and 2022

We are preparing for an extensive 2021 and 2022 season of water line rehabilitation work.  We procured Granite Inliner as a General Contractor for the work.  This work will include relining water mains, replacing portions of water mains and replacing selected water services.  We utilize two different methods for water main rehabilitation: Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) relining and open dig replacement.  Open dig replacement is how these improvements were traditionally done, but we have found CIPP to be more cost effective and less disruptive to property owners and pedestrians.  However, there are times when replacement is the only option, like changing the diameter of the water main.  

Property owners in these project areas will receive direct notification (i.e., letter or email) prior to the beginning of construction impacts, and the actual property will receive a door hanger 48 hours in advance of the work requiring service interruption.  The following streets are scheduled for water main rehabilitation work in 2021 or 2022.  Some of the work is budget dependent so the scope may be adjusted if necessary:

  • Deforest Road (All - scheduled for 2022)
  • Home Avenue (Industrial to Batchelder - scheduled for 2022)
  • Institute Road (Campground to BHS Track - scheduled for 2021)
  • Ledge Road (Shelburne to Hillcrest - scheduled for 2022)
  • North Prospect Street (North to Pearl - scheduled for 2022)
  • Overlake Park (All - Currently on hold due to funding)

We will also be replacing known galvanized water services from the water main to the curb stop (shut off access point) prior to any infrastructure improvements.   A water service is the pipe that connects the water main to the property.  The water service enters the property through the basement foundation or wall (usually on the street side) and connects to the water meter.  They can be constructed from galvanized steel, plastic or copper.  A galvanized water service predates 1960 and has a higher probability of leaking or breaking and can reduce flow capacity (low pressure) over time due to build up of deposits in the line. 

We appreciate your patience during infrastructure improvement projects.  

Current Communication Updates

General Communications

Video of Relining Technology

Learn how the red epoxy adheres the liner to the inside of the pipe!

Additional Resources

Capital Construction Maps

View upcoming water, sewer & other capital projects planned and those already completed.

Sustainable Infrastructure Plan

The foundation of a vibrant city rests on well maintained infrastructure. 

Clean Water Resiliency Plan

Learn more about this comprehensive modernization of our wastewater and stormwater system. 

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