Welcome to the Forest Park Subdivision Water Main Replacement Project webpage, which contains information about the Forest Park Subdivision Water Main Replacement Project.
The project calls for all of the water mains throughout Forest Park Subdivision to be replaced over the next five years. Construction work is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 2, 2018.
In 2016, the Water & Sewer Division contracted with an engineering firm to evaluate the City’s water distribution system and develop a plan to upgrade the aging infrastructure. The resulting Distribution System Capital Improvement Plan included a 20-year pipe replacement program to modernize the City's aging mains. Guided by main break history and risk assessment, the Forest Park Subdivision was identified as the highest priority for water main replacement.
For the project, the City divided the work into five increments of one year each, and hired a four-man crew tasked with replacing the aged water main infrastructure at a rate of one mile of water main per project year. To see a map of the project area, click here.
The plan calls for the entire Forest Park subdivision to be replaced over the next five years. The tentative plan is for the following streets to have new water mains installed as follows:
2018: Water main replacement will occur on St. Margaret Lane south of St. Joseph Avenue, St. Mathew Avenue south of St. Joseph Avenue, St. Joseph Avenue between St. Margaret and St. Mathew, Eggering Drive and Ronnie Drive south of Eggering.
2019: Water main replacement will take place on Prince David Drive, St. Christopher Drive, Prince Rupert Drive, St. John Drive, St. Patrick Drive, Roland Avenue and Ronnie Drive between Eggering Drive and St. Patrick.
Year 3: Water main replacement is tentatively planned for St. Joseph between N. Main Street and St. Margaret Lane, St. Mary’s Place, St. Paul Court, St. Paul Lane, Assumption Avenue, St. Margaret Lane between St. Joseph and Prince Charles Drive, Prince Charles Drive, and Love Drive between Prince Charles and Allen Drive.
Year 4: Water main replacement is tentatively planned for St. Mathew Avenue between St. Joseph and Tom Ginnever avenues, Briscoe Avenue, St. Paul Lane and Allen Drive.
Year 5: Water main replacement is tentatively planned for Taylor Place, Jacobs Lane, Love Drive between Allen Drive and Briscoe Avenue, St Bernard Drive, Trudy Lane and Mona Drive.
CONTRUCTION PLAN OVERVIEW
The new water main is anticipated to be installed next to the old water main, with the new pipe installed in the City’s right-of-way (ROW) next to the street, and outside of the pavement as much as possible. Installation of the new water main will disturb yards, driveways, sidewalks and roadways.
Yards and other areas with dirt will be restored after a section of water main has been installed and the trench has been allowed time to settle. Prior to final grading of the disturbed area, dirt may need to be added or removed. Yard restoration will be performed by both City personnel and an outside contractor. City crews will restore yards by putting down seed and straw. The City crew also will perform the first watering for the seed and straw, and the property owner will be asked to continue the watering.
As the new water main installation proceeds, it will be necessary to temporarily restrict or close access to driveways, sidewalks and roadways in the path of the new water main. Immediately after the work is completed, crews will install rock where pavement is removed to allow those areas to be re-opened for use as soon as possible. The crew and contractor also will provide residents with a minimum 24-hour notification of when driveway access will be restricted, along with a time frame for how long driveway access will be restricted.
Final pavement restoration will be performed by an outside contractor. The goal is to begin restoration within four weeks of water main replacement in a given area. Restoration may be delayed a week or two due to weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances.
The City will not be responsible for removing and replacing landscaping in the City’s right-of-way (ROW). This will be the responsibility of the property owner.
During the project, brief service interruptions to allow for service line transfers from the old main to the new main, and also during final main line connections with other water mains. City staff will notify residents of these shut-offs by using door hangers, message boards, the City’s Twitter, the City’s Facebook page, and/or Swift 9-1-1, the City’s emergency notification system. The extent of the shut-off area will determine the methods employed to deliver messages. Larger shut-offs may use all those methods listed, while single-service transfers will be limited to notification of the individual property. If you wish to participate in the Swift 9-1-1 notification system for updates, please click here to sign up for the program or to update your existing information.