What to Expect
Work Times | Type of Construction | Water Shut-Offs
What to Expect During Construction
Crews are expected to work during daytime hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Some night and weekend work will be necessary. Motorists should anticipate possible lane shifts.
Contractors will minimize impact to the local community by using a combination of underground drilling and open cutting to install pipes. In areas where underground drilling is used, the contractor will dig two drill pits, fuse and stage pipe along the right-of-way, and then pull the pipe underground from one pit to the other pit. During open cut pipe installation, crews will dig a trench to install pipes. The location of work will shift daily.
Please be aware of where the construction work is occurring as you may need to access your property from a different location. Driveways and side streets may be temporarily blocked where crews are installing water pipe; however, one driveway access to businesses will remain open for use. The contractor will also need to cross streets with water pipe which will require businesses and residents to use alternate routes or detours to reach their properties. The contractors will contact affected properties prior to driveway and roadway access changes. Flaggers will be on-site during normal work hours to assist motorists. Pedestrians should also expect sidewalk detours.
Local Residents/Businesses: What You Need To Know
Water will be shut off to disconnect services from the old system and connect services to the new system. Every effort will be made to keep water shut offs to a minimum. Immediately following a water shut off, you will be required to boil your water until bacteriological tests have been taken and cleared. This boil water period usually lasts approximately three to five days. You will be notified of planned water shut offs, boil water advisories and rescissions via CodeRed , notices and media depending upon the size of the affected area.
Please keep in mind, older water lines could be damaged or disintegrate unexpectedly during construction and an unplanned water disruption may occur. For this reason, CHWA strongly suggests residents in the DSI construction zone sign up for the CodeRED Emergency Alert System. Click here to sign up for CodeRED. CodeRED is an emergency notification system that allows CHWA to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email and social media regarding time-sensitive general and emergency notifications such as water outages. You may also want to keep bottled water on hand in case of an emergency water line break.
Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be notified of water shut-offs.
For additional information, please contact CHWA’s public information consultant for the project:
Cella Molnar & Associates, Inc.