Water Main Update: Wellington (Paulina to Southport)

waterfaucet-300pxFrom Alderman Waguespack’s office:

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Construction crews have begun preparing the site for the water main installation, including the marking of other utility services. You will notice construction equipment and materials placed in your area. The project will consist of several phases over the coming weeks.

Once the new water main has been installed, the new pipe will be pressurized, disinfected with chlorine and tested. The process of switching services from the old main to the new main will then begin. During that transfer period, you will be without water for a few hours. Your building will receive a handout notifying you when your water service will be temporarily interrupted prior to the service transfer.

Please take the following actions after the service transfer:

  • Remove aerator screens located at the tip of your faucets.
  • Open all your water faucets and hose taps for 3 to 5 minutes in order to flush the water lines.
  • Close all your water faucets, hose taps and replace the aerators.

These actions will help maintain optimum water quality by removing sediment or rust that may have come loose from your property’s water service line as a result of the water main replacement.

Once the services have been transferred, the street will be temporarily restored with concrete until complete restoration of the street with asphalt can be done. ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps will be repaired or installed where needed, along with repair of damaged parkway and sidewalk. The final restoration of the street will include milling the surface, placing new asphalt, and painting the street markings.

The restoration schedule is subject to change and may be impacted by adverse weather conditions. Asphalt is not available during winter months, which may delay the final restoration of the street.