This project is part of the annual program to replace aging water mains and repair sewer deficiencies. Generally, water mains that are over 60 years old and have a history of breaks or leaks are prioritized for replacement over time. Sewer repairs are then coordinated in those areas to receive water improvements. The 2021 Project includes the replacement of approximately 6,200 linear feet of water mains and 2,100 linear feet of water service laterals. Approximately 3,000 linear feet of new sanitary sewer main, 15 new manholes and 45 new sewer service laterals will be also be installed with the mainlines five feet deeper than the existing system. This deeper installation represents phase 2 of a 3-phase sewer capacity reallocation project in order to alleviate maintenance frequency in an area of the City prone to sewer blockages and transfer that flow away from the Beamer Trunk Sewer to the Gibson Trunk Sewer.
The 2021 Project includes water and sewer replacement on the following streets:
•E. Gum Avenue, from Thomas Street to East Street
•Gum Avenue, from East Street to Fourth Street
•Fourth Street, from Gum Avenue to Marshall Avenue
•Marshall Avenue, from Fourth Street to College Street
•College Street, from Marshall Avenue to Bartlett Avenue
•Third Street, from Marshall Avenue to Pendegast Street