2023 Paving and Utility Work
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Hydrant Repair Work
We generally perform annual maintenance on hydrants throughout the city. While we anticipate minimal disruption to residents, some temporary water discoloration may occur when hydrants are flushed. Information on the work area for 2023 will be provided once the work is scheduled.
2023 East Side Infrastructure Work
Crews are expected to be on-site beginning phase 1 of this years work on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 and phase 2 is anticipated to begin mid-July. They will be working in various locations on the East side of the City through to the end of the summer. Traffic delays and road closures are expected to take place while the work is being completed. Contractors are expected to be on-site from approximately 7:00AM to 7:00PM each day. There will be open excavations on the street while the mains are being replaced. We ask all drivers to respect barricades and exercise caution around work sites.
Though we do not anticipate any disruption to your water service during this time there may be a chance that portions of the work will require temporary water service for some locations. When the transfer is made to switch your service line on to the new sewer main, contractors will ask that you limit your water usage on that day to reduce sewer flow through the lines, for example, by not running washing machines, etc. You should receive advance notice from the contractor before any service disruptions.
Phase 1: 600 and some of the 700 blocks of 3rd Avenue West and Sergent Avenue
Phase 2: 100 block of 5th St. East, 500 block of Sergent Ave. & the rest of the 700 block of 6th St. East
As access to your property will be affected temporarily, vehicles can be parked in back alleys or on the street. Our contractor can help work with you to provide alternative access to your property. Additionally, the Department of Public Works will be moving garbage and recycling bins to the end of the street for pickup while streets are closed. Please have your bins out by 7:30AM on garbage/recycling days. Up-to-date information regarding this and other community updates, is sent out using Meadow Lake’s Voyent Alert! system.
Annual Watermain Flushing Maintenance
We generally perform annual watermain flushing. This process will create very discolored water as built up sediment is removed from the water lines. Residents should be aware of the following:
- Avoid doing laundry while your street is being flushed, as this process can cause laundry staining
- Avoid using water while flushing is happening in your area, as this can draw the debris filled water into your hot water tank and lines in your house
- Once flushing is done in your area, run a cold water tap until the line runs clear. If your water hasn't cleared after 10 minutes, contact City Hall with your address so we can follow up.
- Flushing may cause temporary drops in water pressure. Minimizing water use where possible will help with pressure throughout the water system.