Water Main Improvements

In 2014, the Department of Public Works & Utilities (PWU) initiated a long-term capital improvements plan to replace roughly 25 miles of old cast-iron water mains throughout the city. These mains are susceptible to breaks and have historically required large amounts of maintenance to keep them in service. Some of these mains have been in place for over 90 years.

Each year, PWU schedules projects aimed at replacing these vulnerable water mains. Thus far, since 2014 we have successfully replaced nearly 6.5 miles of cast-iron water mains ranging in size from 4-inch to 16-inch diameter, with a total construction cost of approximately $7 million. This represents nearly 25% of cast-iron pipes included in our long-term water mains capital improvements plan.


Update - Phase 2 of 2019 Water Main Improvements

As of November 19, the main line is completed to between 26th and 27th St. W., with about 50 feet of additional main left to install on the project. Crews will be completing install of service lines and completing point repairs on the gravity sewer, repairs that were discovered with our Camera Truck. Work is expected to be wrapped before the end of this year.